Faust in the Box (1 star)

This article is from 2009.

Giving Goethe’s classic the hand-puppet treatment in just an hour was never going to be a walk in the park, and unfortunately Bridge Markland has strayed far from the path in this cringeworthy adaptation. The use of pop music to express the characters’ feelings quickly becomes tiresome and the execution of the puppetry is decidedly shaky.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 29 Aug, 4.25pm, £6.50–£10 (£8–£9).

Faust in the Box

  • 1 star

A performance of Goethe's 'Faust' like you've never experienced with pop music and hand puppets. '... the multi-talented Bridge conjures up one surprise after another: puppet theatre, lipsync and an endless repertoire of grimaces...' (Berliner Morgenpost).

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