Belt Up’s The Boy James (3 stars)

This article is from 2011

Belt Up’s The Boy James

Well-executed drama based on JM Barrie's childhood

The Boy James, loosely based on the childhood of JM Barrie, begins with childish enthusiasm but gradually moves into more sinister ground, and ends with no firm resolution. Although the acting and script occasionally falter, the overall effect is one of well-constructed and well-executed drama. James doesn’t reach the highs of some of Belt Up’s earlier Fringe successes, but it’s a worthwhile addition to their canon.

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Belt Up's The Boy James

Returning after sell-out and critically acclaimed runs in Edinburgh, London and Australia, a dark, beautiful tale of one boy's awakening to the harsh realities of adulthood. Play with him, and take his hand as you lead him back to Neverland. Let your adult sensibilities go, join in the games and forget the cruel world on…