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The Tempest Reviews (RSC/Little Angel 2011)



Time Out says

  • By Sam Marlowe Posted: Mon Apr 18 2011

There's rough magic aplenty in this nimble adaptation of Shakespeare for children aged seven and over, a co-production by the reliably charming Little Angel puppet theatre and the RSC. Abridged by Peter Glanville and Phil Porter and directed by Glanville, it's touching, funny, lovely to look at, and executed with a gossamer touch…This puppet 'Tempest' is deliciously dreamlike, and full of wonder.


Review by Sandra Giorgetti (2011)

In this RSC-Little Angel co-production The Tempest has been transformed into a gratifying entertainment for children aged seven and over. This restyling has been achieved by some judicious thinning out of the text courtesy of Peter Glanville and Phil Porter, the addition of some explanatory and diverting songs by the marvellously talented Ben Glasstone, and emphasising the comedy to be found in the action.





Melissa Rynn TheatreFix Guest Editor
Posted: April 19th, 2011 under Melissa Rynn, Play Reviews, TheatreFix.

All of the seven strong cast give funny, moving and vivid performances supported by the production's clever use of song by Ben Glasstone. Additional lyrics along with musical accompaniments help explain exactly what's going on for those less practised in Shakespeare and the production is kept lively despite having no interval.
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