We All Fall Down (4 stars)

Playing with the Plague

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This article is from 2008.

We All Fall Down

Who'd have thought the Black Death could be so much fun? Or that a tale with such a strong moral heart could be so full of laughs and silliness? The story of two 17th century villages both blighted with the plague, the show explores the selfish and selfless sides of humanity. One village locks itself away to spare the country, the other sends a young boy down into Hell to find a cure - only to get more than they bargained for.

The very talented En Masse theatre company are masters of storytelling, but there's more to them than that. Having chosen the perfect venue for their tale, they create even more atmosphere than the dark cavernous Underbelly already affords. While their exuberant singing and musicianship makes you feel you've had an all-round theatrical experience for your money.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug, 4.15pm, £9–£10 (£6–£7).

This article is from 2008.

We All Fall Down

  • 4 stars

The exciting and imaginative En Masse theatre offer a morality tale about a good village, an evil village and one boy's journey into hell to teach them a lesson, with hints of Dante and a real plague village called Eyam. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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