Rubies in the Attic
- Amy Taylor
- 17 August 2012
This article is from 2012.
Inspired and uplifting cabaret-style show
Ancestry, lineage and belonging form the basis of The Ruby Dolls’ Rubies in the Attic, an invigorating and fun piece of theatre. Comprised of music, close harmony singing, puppetry and physical theatre, this show uses each Doll’s family history to chart the triumphs and tribulations of those that came before them.
Taking in various countries, including South Africa, Russia, France and the UK, Rubies in the Attic uses props, music and song to create another time and another world; a world in which the Dolls’ ancestors make a number of decisions that will ultimately create The Ruby Dolls and their shared future.
A cabaret-inspired frolic through recent history, this show is a fun-filled and colourful exploration of sacrifice, dreams and determination. The Ruby Dolls’ close harmony singing and talent for puppetry, mime and performance reveals a mutual respect for their past, and a sense of unity that other similar cabaret-style productions often struggle to portray. An absolute joy and treat for the senses, Rubies in the Attic is a unique, inspired and altogether uplifting piece of new theatre.
Assembly Roxy, 623 3030, until 27 Aug, 6.30pm, £12–£13 (£10–£11).