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The Little Soldiers (Theatre Re)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

‘The Little Soldiers’ involved four clearly talented artists with a brilliant use of music and precise physical theatre, yet the overall piece didn’t quite work. The music was fantastic, with rhythms, beats and melodies layered over each other to create both the background music and the sound effects throughout the piece, but it was probably the best part of the show. The comic moments were confused, and the entire storyline was difficult to understand. At times it seemed that a dance move or action was just in the piece for show, rather than to add anything to the overall plot. However, these dance moves were in themselves impressive, precise and cartoon-like; it was just a shame that the overall piece did not fully engross.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug, 2.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Helena Wadia]