Enter the Woods

Flying High Theatre Company

theSpace @ Venue45

From 13 August 2012 to 18 August 2012

Rating: ***

Review by Catherine Lamm

“If you go down to the woods today, you’d better not go alone.”

Here we see a collection of stories from Grimm, myths, mysteries, ghost stories and lots of Shakespeare mixed in music and physical theatre.

The performers are colourfully painted and garbed in tattered costumes to represent forest creatures which illuminate these darkest of stories, which include Puck’s speech from Midsummer Night’s Dream and “double, double, toil and trouble" from Macbeth and ends in the serial murders in 2006 in Ipswich.

We should be thoroughly warned off but, of course, we all want danger and adventure, never accepting our mortality.

Though the performers are neither great dancers nor singers, their energies and focus make this a very accessible and entertaining piece, not for the too young.