The Grimmest Of Grimm Tales (Avva Laff! Productions)
By Aida Rocci | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016
Most of us enjoy a good Grimm tale, like ‘Cinderella’, ‘Snow White’ or ‘Rapunzel’. But when promised the “grimmest of Grimm tales,” it’s easy to get wary. After all, folk tales and mythology can be very dark indeed, when not softened by Disney’s cheery adaptations. Avva Laff! Productions takes on some of the lesser-known tales here and, through witty staging, sense of humour and the occasional song, the unadulterated versions of these obscure stories become bright, fun and not scary. Using few props and lots of charisma, this troupe of four actors entertain adults and children alike. After a delightful morning of quality storytelling, maybe you’ll place ‘Hans My Hedgehog’ above ‘Snow White’ in your favourites list.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Aida Rocci]