The Lamplighter's Lament (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

The Lamplighter's Lament

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).

Lamplighter's Lament

  • 3 stars

Beneath a creaky streetlight, a well-earned midnight snack awaits. Lyrical, comical, sumptuous visual theatre from the director of 2008 Total Theatre nominee 'Before We Remember'. '... verve that is irresistible... a cascade of memorable images' (Guardian).

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