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The Art Of Skipping (Purple Door Productions Limited)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019

Following a young astronomer on a journey of a lifetime as she discovers she is going blind, ‘The Art of Skipping’ is a very moving musical. Although slow to start, the pacing picks up and soon has the audience emotionally invested. The use of choreography to show the passing of time and the internal struggle of the characters is very effective, particularly as the protagonist finds out she is going blind; this gave me goosebumps. The incidental music played to cover scene changes also works well to retain the atmosphere. Although not a traditional ‘feel good’ musical, the simple keyboard music and the earnest acting from the cast combine to create an emotional and modern production.

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalie Holman]