Snails and Ketchup: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarely have I witnessed a piece of theatre that stunned me as much as Snails and Ketchup, a darkly comic tale of a young boy whose desire to escape his dysfunctional family leads him to an arboreal existence amongst the treetops. Portraying the story through a fusion of physical comedy and animation, Ramesh Meyyappan creates an incredibly powerful piece of theatre that revolves around the focal point of wonder. With astounding aerial performances and an impeccable use of mime, this undeniably unique production is able to stir the deepest emotions through the use of actions alone. With an original live score from pianist and composer Tze, which plays to Meyyappan’s every move, this is an incredible, unmissable production.

New Town Theatre, 4 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 5.00pm (6.00pm), £10.00 – £13.00, fpp177. 

tw rating 5/5 

Taken from Three Weeks published Sun Aug 14th 2011.

Three Weeks 2011 – Daily Edition #10, Aug 14th

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