Friday, 20 April 2018

Enchanting theatre from young actors

Review: ENTER an enchanted theatre space, with snowflakes, glittering lights and musical delights and you enter the world of the

Review: ENTER an enchanted theatre space, with snowflakes, glittering lights and musical delights and you enter the world of the Acorn Music Theatre Company.

For one week the company, directed by Holly Rosier, enthralled a sold-out Kenton Theatre audience.

The production re-told the classic story of the Snow Queen — Seb Mayer wrote a clever and mystical version of this story in seven parts. The audience followed the adventure of Gerda played by Maya Rees as she looks for her childhood friend Kay played by Connor Brown.

With the use of puppetry, original music created by The Acorns and set and lighting design by Hen Coleman and Anya Fox, it was difficult not to be transported to a land of snow, magical creatures and creative, quirky characters by the talented cast.

Stand-out performances were given by Emma Dodd as the robber girl; Rebecca Hughes as the Finn Woman; and a serene and sincere interpretation by Mollie Liddell as the Snow Queen herself.



Comedic moments were thoughtfully added by key members of the supporting cast — George Hyde in his role as the Bearded Woman and Ben Hughes as the good-looking Narcissus in the Old Woman’s flower garden.

All in all, these young performers have created a committed, dynamic and enchanting piece of theatre that would hold its own in any theatre space. Bring on the next one.

The Snow Queen

Kenton Theatre

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