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The Lost Present (Bristol)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Set in the Lost Present Department Ed Ed Patrick and Vic Vic Llewellyn have a machine that receives lost presents and reunites them with their rightful owners. This is no ordinary department and whilst dressed as workmen they tell the story as to why Vic does not like Christmas; he lost a present down a gorge during one snowy winter when the bridge linking them to their Grandfathers house collapsed.

This is a hugely entertaining tale, told through story, song and some of the most inventive and simplistic props around. The opening rhythmic section utilising scissors, stapler, ruler, clothes peg, cardboard tube, mugs and spoons is mesmerising for the young audience and no doubt many households will see this repeated across the festive season.

There is great energy from Ed and Vic, this is a simple idea which masks the skill and evident talent behind the concept. Directed by Emma Williams with music and lyrics from Kid Carpet this crazy vision will not fail to please the very young and give accompanying bigger kids lots of ideas to play with at home.

The full house thoroughly engaged and audience interaction buoyant; this is a perfect introduction to theatre and given that the happy ending is anticipated early on the children truly enjoy the journey.


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