Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Children’s Show Review: Greek Myths for Kids (Backhand Theatre with C Theatre)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Children's Shows Reviews

This show is hypnotic. I regressed into a childlike state and wanted to be in the front row to hold the gold thread which guided Theseus out of the labyrinth having triumphantly defeated the Minotaur. All three actors are gifted with storytelling skills of the gods; they struck the perfect balance between educational and fun, while sparse props allowed their voices and faces to carry most of the stories. There was enough pantomime – “he’s behind you”, when Hades made an unwelcome appearance – to keep the kids on the edges of their seats. From the children’s perspective, the only problem seemed to be with regard to deciding which was their favourite at the end: “I liked Perseus best”, said one kid to another. “No way, Persephone was my favourite!”

C eca, 1-12 and 14-27 August, 2.15pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Joanna Gill]


  • TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 28.08.15
  • International Festival fireworks to also finale the Fringe this year
  • Comedy awards flow at the Edinburgh Fringe
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented for 2015
  • Three To See on 29 Aug: Edmund The Learned Pig, The Remnants, Going Viral