ED2016 4/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

The Girl With The Hurricane Hands (And Other Short Tales of Woe), (Studiospace / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands Ed2016

Life is not easy for the heroes of these stories. Alongside the girl with hurricane hands there’s also a boy for whom time doesn’t work, a girl with telescope eyes, even a “sofa-boy”. Here are five parables about being different and finding acceptance, certainly one of the most popular and useful themes there is. The Dr Seuss-like rhyming couplets, delivered in unison by the actors, are just charming, and the choreography makes for good visual illustration. There are some humorously original moments, especially one involving teabags, which is my favourite part so I won’t spoil it for you. This is first rate storytelling, positive and fun.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]