ED2021 Children's Shows Reviews

Meet Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking (Wizard Presents)

By | Published on Tuesday 17 August 2021

Astrid Lindgren’s ‘Pippi Longstocking’ has been translated into over 100 languages. So, how about the language of the stage? This one-woman show sees Sofie Miller take on the roles of narrator, Pippi, the boy and girl next door, and a host of other characters over the course of a genial storytelling session. A vintage flight case packed with props serves as set and stage, and there’s just about enough audience interaction to prevent young minds wandering during what occasionally seem like slightly lengthy passages of narrative.  Still, these are good stories, and Miller tells and acts them out engagingly. Overall, turns out that little is lost in translation.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug 
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]