Wilde Creatures

 

Wilde Creatures

Pleasance

You don’t have to be familiar with Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales to enjoy this musical production, brought to the fringe by the well loved Tall Stories…

Four melodic storytellers bring these (slightly dark but immense) fables to life whilst considering who would be best for the new town statue, instead of the somewhat pompous Mayor who automatically thinks it should be of him – what qualities do we value enough to put on the pedestal ? We see the rich miller and his ‘friendship’ with a poor gardener, a well read student, whose ‘knowledge’ cannot help with finding him love and finally a spoilt princess, where her beauty does not necessarily bring kindness. Well paced and engaging, this is a thoughtful show, with added intricate details to captivate children’s imaginations – a beautiful bird puppet, a collapsible top hat and a simple set of wooden boxes that open to reveal a surprise.

Exploring ideas of friendship, generosity and grace and with a simple moral message, this show charms and delights in all the right places…

My Mini reviewers say : ” I liked the Wilde Creatures song…”

”I liked the way they told different stories for each person who could be the statue, and then ended up using none of them and sharing the square with everyone instead..”

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