The Lamplighter's Lament
This article is from 2009.
Effortlessly charming visual theatre about a lonely lamplighter and his lament for the wife he lost to the sea. Three actors and a puppet take the character’s form, while music, unusual lighting and limited props colour their laden movements. The split-persona device evokes considerations that reach far beyond the simple subject, and the grief suffered by the mute lamplighter exhibits a rawness that belies the innocent trappings of this magical play.
Bedlam Theatre, 225 9893, until 29 Aug, 5.20pm, £7 (£5).