The Fox And The Hound (Poorfool)
By Lucrezia Pollice | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
A lonely boy dreaming of a hunting hound, a man grieving his deceased dog and a young fur coat lover all collide in the search to kill a fox. The show includes live music, hound puppets and shadow puppets, as well as actors dressed as hounds, and although all these elements skilfully performed, it becomes slightly confusing as to why there are both puppets and real life human-hounds. The narrative also feels a little overloaded with its messages – animal protection, alcoholism, privatisation and the importance of friendship. However, the large young cast is dynamic and full of energy, bringing a positive atmosphere to the room and a highly physical vigour to the performance – I would advise people not to sit in the front row!
Greenside @ Nicolson Square, until 20 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 ⎪ [Lucrezia Pollice]