Tuesday 7 August 2012 | By Holly Close
ED2012 Children’s Show Review: The Elves And The Shoemaker (Theatre Of Widdershins)
After the success of last year’s ‘The King’s Got Donkey’s Ears’, master puppeteer Andy Lawrence returns with a fabulous retelling of the most shoe-centric Grimm fairy tale, reframed within the underdog story of independent retailers versus big business. The audience are immediately pulled into the fun and friendly world of Elvis Schumaker III, expert cobbler and enthusiastic narrator. Lawrence moved seamlessly between roles, helped along by catchy songs and a little bit of dad-dancing, with the adorable set concealing a myriad of beautifully crafted puppets. Some sections did drag a little, but several of the young audience were audibly disappointed when they were told the show would be ending. A truly lovely way to spend your early afternoon.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 31 Jul – 26 Aug (not 15), 1.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]