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Me and My Bee (ThisEgg)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

This year references to president Trump are ubiquitous, but it is the last thing one expects when at a bee party. This brief wigged cameo is indicative of the the novel approach ThisEgg take to children’s theatre, where they fuse ebullient sillyness with a more serious subject matter. The party is led by a bee and his two human companions, who are using this gathering to promote their new political project: The Bee Party. This multi-layered performance engages with all ages, but it isn’t too serious; after all it is a party, there are hats, jokes, music and occasionally some statistics. Totally unpredictable and engrossing, this show sets a strong example of how children’s theatre can simultaneously playful and provoking.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James Napleton]