FRINGE REVIEW: PARLOUR GAMES, HOLDEN STREET THEATRES, FEB 2017

In a show that is about as clever as theatre can possibly get, Parlour Games will play your heart like an instrument and ignite your imagination.

The play opens in 1945 where we see a man return to his childhood home. We are then transformed to 1927 where Edward, Constance, Oliver and Theo play make believe.

Beautifully presented and stunningly performed, Parlour Games is absolutely compelling theatre.

With limited lighting used from the rig, the performance is lit by the actors themselves as they play out their imagined narrative in the form of silent cinema, illuminating each other with torches.

The set is simple, yet versatile, as is the sound, and every element of the TOOTH+NAIL production fits together in a completely seamless performance.

Blending acrobatics, shadow-play and mime, this thoughtful, sincere and affecting piece of physical theatre from the UK is a must-see, so grab your tickets HERE.

4.5 stars

Reviewed by Libby Parker

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