FINDERS KEEPERS, 4Star****, London, To 20 April

Devised by Hot Coals Theatre,
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 20 April 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 65 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
Review: William Russell 8 April

Enchantment in the sound of silence
Mr Pharaoh and his Daughter run a junk yard together. Theirs is a strange, ordered world amid the detritus of other people’s lives. One day a young woman, clearly distressed, runs through the junk yard and disappears. Later the Pharaoh’s find an abandoned baby. The joys of parenthood for real – Daughter has a baby substitute in her teddy bear -change their lives.

It is a silent world – this is a mime show – and an enchanting one, the two players are gifted clowns, the baby is totally credible in spite of being rather peculiar, and there is a beautifully contrived sound track to back of what they do to get by – like make porridge, go to the loo, go to the shops and squabble and make up. Children will enjoy it, and adults will get lots out of it too. Mime can be hard to take, but these two – Jo Sargeant as Daughter and Clare-Louise English as Mr Pharaoh and everyone else – are a delight to watch as the create so much out of silence and movement.

Daughter: Jo Sargeant.
Mr Pharaoh/Levi: Clare-Louise English.

Director: Caroline Parker.
Technical Stage Manager: James Huntly.
Lighting Designer: Marine Le Houezec.
Sound Designer: Chris Drohan

2017-04-10 11:04:38

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