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The Toad Knew (James Thierrée / Compagnie du Hanneton / Edinburgh International Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

The Toad Knew Ed2016

“Let’s live together, here, for a few moments, and perhaps foolish things can become meaningful,” invites James Thiérrée in the programme of ‘The Toad Knew.’ As creator, scenographer, composer, lighting designer, director and performer of this indescribable piece, Thiérrée creates a world for our souls to explore. Design becomes alive while human beings surpass our expectations of “life”, in a seamless creation that threads physical theatre, circus, clowning, magic and music so tightly you can barely ascribe them to any genre. While there is some sense of plot, there’s a larger sense of mystery. You’ll just inhabit Thiérrée’s world, laughing and gaping in awe at the virtuoso performances; you’ll inhabit it so intensely that you’ll miss it when the show is over.

King’s Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Aida Rocci]