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This performance features the cast of Portobello Youth Theatre, a group of children ranging from ages nine to thirteen, returning to the Fringe following their performance last year of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. This version of the play contains all the songs from the film plus some additional scenes that bring more depth to the story. Some lines are occasionally forgotten, which is a shame; when audible, there are some witty one-liners that keep the script entertaining. Although these mistakes are generally due to the younger ages of the cast, the play also feels closer to its original source material because of it. An altogether capable performance from those Roald Dahl wrote his tales of magic and confectionery for in the first place.
Zoo, 5 – 13 Aug (not 7), 12.00pm (1.30pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp224.