Sword in the Stone
Interactive fun at the round table
This article is from 2007.
Spotlites theatre company works its fingers to the bone in this adventurous interactive show. Just three actors play ten characters, each with an extensive costume change. But they’re not the only ones hard at work – Sword in the Stone keeps everyone busy.
Whereas some company’s idea of audience participation is a token hand clap, Spotlites is the real deal. Whether they’re training you to be a knight, or asking you to clear up mythical beast poo, children are called onto the stage every few minutes. Such interaction comes at a price, however, and the cast has to fly through their lines at breakneck speed to fit it all in. Then again, when you’re six years old and pretending to joust, that’s the least of your concerns.
With dry ice and atmospheric lighting a plenty, this is a fun romp for all budding King Arthurs and Gweneveres. (Kelly Apter)
C, 0845 2601234, until 27 Aug (not 13), 1.40pm, £4.50–£6.50 (£2.50–£4.50).