As we file in, the cast are among the audience, chatting to the children about their Greek myths knowledge. They then bound on stage, and go on to use a wide range of techniques to tell four Greek myths.
The first is Theseus and the Minotaur, told using large puppets, and plenty of audience interaction. The second is the tale of Persephone in the underworld, again performed part actor, part puppet. Third, Daedalus and Icarus’ tale is told using shadow puppets behind a screen, and images projected onto it. Finally, Perseus’ tale of defeating the gorgon is performed using all these techniques, including acting out Pegasus, the winged horse.
This show is educational, but too much fun to mean the children think they’re at school. The show mentioned links between the tales, and got in background information, all almost without us noticing.
The show specifies age 4+, and although younger children will appreciate it too, this will still be a fun romp through these tales for children well into double-figures – as well as a handy reminder for the mums and dads.
Reviewed by Gill Smith
C Venues – C ECA
To 27th August
14:15 to 15:15