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ED2012 Theatre Review: Belt Up Theatre’s The Boy James (Belt Up Theatre and Jethro Compton Ltd)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

We all squat down in a cosy bedroom late at night and tell stories to our newest bestest friend. And we play games. And our host shares some of his adventures with us, like when they made more rings around Saturn with their footprints, or when they found the time shift toy. But things start to get a bit more serious when a girl turns up, and when James doesn’t want to take us on his journey. ‘The boy James’ is intriguingly written and performed with appealing vulnerability, in a most delicate, sweet and touching way that makes hearts melt and eyes shiny. A bit long-winded at times, but everyone’s involvement in the whole room still conjured a magical quickly-passing hour of growing-up.

C nova, 2-27 Aug, 10.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Veronika Kallus]

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