Lost in the Wind
- Allan Radcliffe
- 14 August 2008
This article is from 2008.
Lost Spectacles brings the outside inside
Remember Let's Pretend, the kids TV show where the cast made up a play using whatever props and costumes found in the dressing-up box? This offbeat show from Lost Spectacles has a similarly patchwork feel to it. The cast use simple objects such as a balloon, bicycle pump, map and newspaper pages to create some arresting visual tableaux and frantic clowning.
The piece is held together by a loose narrative, which involves a man stumbling from his house into a storm where he encounters a group of oddball innocents who are captivated by his escaping belongings. At times this feels like a series of theatre games rather than a coherent whole. Yet, the characters' expressions of childlike wonder are infectious, while some of the images created - such as the moment a puppet made from rubbish ascends to the heavens attached to a plastic bag parachute - are truly lovely.
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