by Gerry Mulgrew
A storytelling piece, performed on a bare stage with some cloths and the physical and musical skills of the company, and exploring the comedy and exotic beauty of this famous collection of tales.
“..it’s hard to say who laughs the loudest, the old age pensioners in the back row, the three year olds in the front, or the theatre critic in the middle. Its part of the achievement of Mulgrew and this particularly experienced and well chosen company that they create this cheerful, accessible atmosphere without sacrificing the exotic beauty that underlies the imagery of the tales. They also, even more remarkably, manage to celebrate and enjoy their own rich theatrical ingenuity and athleticism in telling these tales with a cast of six and the simplest of props.”
Joyce McMillan, The Guardian, 1988