ED2018 3/5 Reviews ED2018 Theatre Reviews

Polaris (Holly And Ted)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

What connects a dinosaur to a teenage girl and a space captain? Holly Norrington and Teddy Lamb look across time and space to understand the nature of intolerance in their bright and sparkly storytelling show. The three storylines are engaging enough but not exactly revelatory; and though the dinosaur thread is fun, it doesn’t really work as part of the puzzle. However, there is much to enjoy here: teenage drinking is cleverly depicted with a flurry of pink plastic cups, Lamb delivers a spot-on portrayal of a year ten girl and there is a magical Foley-style soundscape created live on stage. This is a charming show from a young company with admirable intentions, and I look forward to seeing what they do next.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Marni Appleton]