The Magical Faraway Tree (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

The Magical Faraway Tree

Multi-character comedy not really based on Enid Blyton tale

If you’re looking for a family-friendly rendering of an Enid Blyton tale, beware – this isn’t it. Instead, the supremely silly boys of Sleeping Trees Theatre have concocted a multi-character comedy with only the slenderest of roots lodged in Blytonian soil. The pacing is frantic, the actors quick-witted and the language occasionally profane – and so much the better for it.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, 556 5375, until Sun 28 (not 17), 1pm, £4 (£3).

The Magical Faraway Tree

  • 3 stars

The Magical Faraway Tree is a dark and hilarious tale tracking the journey of an unfortunate young boy, Dick and his quest to save his ill stricken mother. The story is an adult adaptation of the novel by Enid Blyton, in which every soldier, saucepan and sardine Dick encounters is brought to life in this fast-paced…

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