Grimm Tales of the Unexpected (2 stars)

Crudely draws out the latent dark content of the Grimms’ fairytales

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This article is from 2010.

Grimm Tales of the Unexpected

Offering precisely what it says on the tin (minus an ‘m’), this piece from Manchester’s Broken Productions crudely draws out the latent dark content of the Grimms’ fairytales, with scenes of incestuous rape, three murders and a suicide cropping up. It should be shocking, but the confused narrative (it’s mainly a take on ‘Hansel and Gretel’, with disjointed elements of other stories before and after) and awkward dialogue in this devised performance detract from that.

C soco, 0845 260 1234, until 30 Aug, 1.30pm, £7.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£8.50).

This article is from 2010.

Grimm Tales of the Unexpected

  • 2 stars

We all have the ability to reach within our minds to test our preconceptions. We will reach your heart as well as your head, to shock, disgust and test your innermost fears. An original piece of theatre based on the Grimm Fairytales giving them a darker twist. Using physicality along with storytelling and other mediums to…

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