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The Humble Heart Of Komrade Krumm (Babolin Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

The Humble Heart of Kromrade Klumm Ed2016

A story set entirely around one table, much of which is related in a made-up language – no-one can say Babolin Theatre aren’t brave. In a frozen wasteland following multiple ice ages, a group gathers to tell and hear the story of Krumm, legendary hero from the Britain of old. Only it’s not Krumm’s story, not really. Director Tom Penn has been given a great gift in the form of his young ensemble, who are fiercely talented, versatile and possess some serious comic chops – Krumm’s luckless devotee Timpkin is an exceptionally funny standout. The story builds to a moving conclusion, bravely tackling some big and complex themes. It’ll linger with you, for all the right reasons.

Bedlam Theatre, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]