Sunday, March 18, 2007


" For him being dead, with him is beauty slain,
And, beauty dead, chaos is come again."

This is a masque for puppets, a joint creation of the RSC and The Little Angel Theatre. It was first performed in The Other Place almost two years ago, and now makes a welcome if brief return to The Swan. Greg Doran's enchanting realisation was inspired by a visit to the Bunraku Puppet Theatre in Osaka when on tour with the RSC. The puppets are beautiful, and come alive thanks to the magic hands of the Little Angel puppeteers. Harriet Walter reads the text with great clarity and balance. If you miss it in Stratford, catch up with it in London. [The link to the Little Angel is]

Personal Star Rating [out of five]****


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