Belt Up’s ‘The Boy James’

Belt Up’s ‘The Boy James’

Belt Up Theatre

Well worth seeing, this moving play makes you laugh throughout, but also resonates with an underlying sense of melancholy. Once again, Belt Up Theatre Company, by transforming a tiny venue into a living room, creates a world around the viewer; with their signature use of audience interaction, each audience member plays the part of a child in the production, partaking in games of tag and stuck-in-the-mud, and becoming part of the narrative. Experiencing the playful naivety of youth and then encountering the somewhat depressing reality of growing up, leaves the audience to ponder upon the preciousness of the childhood they have left behind.

C soco, 15 – 29 Aug (odd dates only, not 25), 1.00pm, £7.50 – £10.50, fpp 231

tw rating: 4/5

published: Aug-2010

[Alistair  Quaile]

Taken from Three Weeks

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