ED2016 4/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

Yokai (The Krumple)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2016

Yokai Ed2016

This is a perfect mix of physical theatre, mime and magical storytelling. An abundance of tiny props continuously appear on stage, each brought to life by the outstanding cast. The mixture of beautiful (though absurd) images rolling into one another, coming to life with extreme simplicity, is something truly admirable. The lack of narrative can be overlooked, as the audience is drawn in, wondering what the next surprise will be, and the only disappointment is the slightly confusing ending. However, on the whole this show is genial, joyous and funny. This is the ideal family combination: children will be blown away whilst adults will be stunned. The perfect representation of the theatre’s magical power.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 ⎪ [Lucrezia Pollice]