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Sunday 01 April 2012

Tale Of Happiness & Redemption Produced Brighton Kids Theatre At Its Very Best

There is so little great kids theatre out there that it is amazing how much of it you can see here in Brighton.

Sam Rose in the Shadows, at the Pavilion Theatre (Tucked-In Productions, 1/4/12) was yet another example of how lucky we are in this city in terms of not only the range of theatres, but also the quality of work selected - by the Dome Complex of theatres in particular.

What children need is no gimmicks, no nonsense, no patronising, quality theatre, and that is exactly what Brighton gave them.

Everything about the production sang out with quality; the costumes, the puppets, the script, the acting, the attention to detail, the hard, hard work and above all the fact that these people know exactly what they are doing.

The story is about a father and son who find happiness and redemption through a coming together of minds, and by dealing with past in a rational way.

If I tell you any more I might spoil it for next time.

In essence, the light of truth and honesty help the father deal with the monsters within, and without, in order to make his life complete.

The use of physical metaphors, the box of sad memories that the father carries around, and creepy music with creepy shadow ‘baddies’ (as well as a deceptively simple set) all came together to make this a great morning out.

The children all thoroughly enjoyed it.

My son Joe, who is 6 ¾ , came with me wanted to help me write the review.

I said yes, and here is his contribution.

He typed it all himself and it is his first published work.

“The puppets have good skin and there are good models. 

“It is a little bit scary but I enjoyed it so much. Everyone should see it.”

by: Howard (& Joe) Young (Arts Editor)


Pic by Heather Buckley
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