A Donkey and a Parrot

****

Sarah Hamilton’s solo performance play is charmingly and ingeniously performed. She is Australian and one branch of her family tree goes back over 300 years. Her story begins in France during the Huguenot persecutions, moves to London and Maryland USA, returning back to London It encompasses escape, kidnapping and romance.

On the stage is large barrel and from this brings out a range of mini figures and props, She gracefully moves around the barrel and climbs on top of it to give the story the full dramatic effect – even a Titanic moment which she admitted she couldn’t resist.

Her storytelling involves playing the parts of many characters as she embellishes the events in her own imaginative way. What of the Donkey and the Parrot? Constance and Goldie are humorous inventions using a large amount of artistic license.

Reviewed by Ben

Gilded Balloon at Third Door: 24

1 to 27 August 2012 (not 13 & 20)

14.00 – 15.00

Fringe Programme Page Number: 272

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