Charming, dark puppetry
This article is from 2011.
In their delightful purpose-built gypsy caravan/tent venue the River People weave a story of hope and despair using puppetry and song. The performers overflow with wit and charm, interacting with each other and the puppets comfortably. While the storyline doesn’t knit together as much as it could – certain narrative threads feel under-explored – it’s a beautiful show that’s unafraid of a little darkness.
Bedlam Chambers, 225 9893, until 28 Aug, 1pm & 7pm, £9 (£8).