Ray Bradbury’s 2116 (3 stars)

A dreamy fairytale about the perils of creating perfection


This article is from 2010.

Ray Bradbury’s 2116

Creepy. Macabre. Childish. Puppets are dangerously captivating. In this new musical by speculative fiction guru Ray Bradbury Mr Marionette leads a dreamy gothic fairytale about the perils of creating perfection. The production, masterminded by Gallimaufry Performing Arts’ Steve Josephson, offers quality songs, great dancing and a Tim Burton-esque aesthetic. The second act, written by Josephson jars a little, but is ultimately more rewarding, revealing who is really pulling the strings.

C Plaza, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug (not 17), 9pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£8.50–£10.50).

This article is from 2010.

Ray Bradbury's '2116'

  • 3 stars

World premiere musical from one of the world's most lauded and heralded writers. Bradbury's hauntingly beautiful, musical tale is told by 'Mr Marionette's Shadow Show' - a company of robots, dancers, marionettes and fugitives from the law. Previewed in Laguna Beach, California: 'There's visual pleasure aplenty' (Variety);…


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