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Woogie Boogie (BRUSH Theatre LLC)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Drawings come alive in this creative performance for children from Korean company BRUSH Theatre. Youngkyun Yeom and Seungeun Lee, the mischievous duo at the heart of the piece, are dressed simply in monochrome, with marker pens strapped to their waists. First, they invite us to add features to the blank faces on their mini whiteboards, then they sketch one of us onto the much larger whiteboard on stage. Before long, the doodles come to life in ways no one expects. The children in the audience are agog, watching the scribbles shift and twist – and even manage to escape! This is a clever, thoughtful and well-structured show for young audiences, performed with gusto and accompanied by lovely keyboard jingles.

Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Marni Appleton]