Lost in the Wind (3 stars)

This article is from 2008.

Lost in the Wind

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.

The Zoo, 662 6892, until 25 Aug (not 20), 7.40pm, £8–£9 (£6–£7).

Lost in the Wind

  • 3 stars

Ramshackle, rather lovely piece of patchworked physical theatre with frantic clowning and some arresting visual tableaux. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'

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