Ever heard of how the snake lost his voice? Or the Japanese tale of an enchanting silver bell? Relax and enjoy as this American High School create – in a charmingly simple manner – an eclectic mix of fables spanning centuries and continents. Gently punctuated with live music, there is a purity in the uncomplicated but clever way in which these ageless tales are told (‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ is a particular treat). Although the use of physical theatre in the performance is mostly strong, at times, the cast’s excitement and energy seemed to flag a little. However, if productions like this continue, these lively fables will surely continue to be shared throughout time.
Church Hill Theatre, 8-11 Aug (not 9), times vary.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ciara Knowles]