This is an intriguing play, a mixture of sights and sounds, in which a father, the Tinker, and daughter, Rowan (affectionately hugging throughout), are joined on their travels by animals and nature, in physical form as well as animated. The show is as unconventional in content as it is in form; it’s a curious piece in which birds eat crisps, wolves preach and campfires talk – it is ambitious – while subtle nudges towards a respect for nature also give ‘The Lost Child’ a moral layer. The medium was enjoyable, the score a gentle original lullaby, and the blend of everything captivating for my young companion. On saying he was ”engrossed” in it, I was quickly corrected: ”I was really enjoying it”.
Greenside, 13-17 Aug, 11.00am.
tw rating 3/5 | [L Clarkson]