Varmints at Lilian Baylis Theatre
We snuck in to see Bristol’s Travelling Light Theatre production of Varmints this morning along with a theatre-full of school kids.
The production was beautifully performed and presented, great sets, costumes and dance. The setting and music was dark at times so the recommended age of eight + is appropriate, and an explanation of the story beforehand may be a good idea if not familiar with the book. The prediction of what greed and industrialisation can do to our fragile little world is creatively and vividly explored on stage. The kids were transfixed, and likely to be discussing environmental issues back in the classroom this afternoon.
Imagine a dance version of Baraka, with WALL-E (yes, Disney) reinvented as a little critter by Tim Burton - you’ll know what we mean when you see it.
If you miss it this weekend, it will be on in Stratford in a few weeks. Well worth booking. http://www.urbanexplorer.com/newsletters/sat-18th-sun-19th-may-2013/