Flor de Muerto (4 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Flor de Muerto

Mexico City via Cambridge

Gabriel is an orphan who’d rather not celebrate the Day of the Dead for obvious reasons, but three ghosts and an alluring neighbour won’t leave him be. The ghosts are a neat narrative device: their enhanced powers during the Day of the Dead allow them to operate puppets, re-set the stage and address the audience at will. The only niggle is the lack of authentic Hispanic actors – this is Mexico City via Cambridge.

Bedlam Theatre, 225 9873, until 28 Aug (not 22), 5.30pm, £8 (£6).

Flor de Muerto

  • 4 stars

Mexican Day of the Dead can be scary for a boy with an overactive imagination; Total Theatre Award nominees 2008 celebrate the colour, hope and life of the fiesta with their unique style of visual storytelling. 'A verve that's irresistible; a cascade of memorable images' (Guardian on 'Before We Remember'); 'A storytelling…

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