Tuesday 21 August 2012 | By Ting Guo
ED2012 Physical Review: A Strange Wild Song (Rhum And Clay Theatre Co)
The theatre was full of laughter; at the end there was silence, and applause. The story reminds me of ‘Le Petit Prince’, how a man, left alone and kept away from his world, gets close to kids and dreams. An actually tragic story told in a comic way, the apparently grown-up actors tried very hard to demonstrate the naiveness of young boys, and despite the awkwardness, this effort deserves commendation. Evoking the sense of children’s games, the show’s use of toy planes and other tiny little props brought heartfelt smiles to the audience’s faces, and made the entire play more moving – it wouldn’t have had the same effect if it were told in an adult way. Plus, they have an amazingly talented musician who was able to improvise and mimic any sound you can and cannot imagine…
Bedlam Theatre, Aug 4-25 Aug, 9.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ting Guo]