The Little Soldiers, Theatre Re, Pleasance Dome ✭✭✭✭
Theatre Re present a magical, extraordinary adventure through the realms in their delightful physical theatre performance. Two brothers in the circus pursue the shared object of their affection, a beautiful tightrope walker through a series of beautifully executed adventures, both in the physical world and the ethereal. This is elegant, witty physical theatre with moments of breathtaking beauty. The physical work is perfectly executed with moments of wit and humour. What could easily seem like a series of physical theatre tropes, or choreographed set pieces is saved by the detailed and exquisite storytelling and acting of the three performers. With an evocative score, played live, which accompanies their adventures, the piece is elevated from the merely physically excellent, to the theatrically superlative.
**** (4 stars)
Runs until 25th August