Icarus A story of Flight

Backhand Theatre Company

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From 01 August 2012 to 27 August 2012

Rating: ****

Review by Robin Strapp

Backhand Theatre has created a magical, poetic interpretation of the famous story of the boy who flew too close to the sun with impressive aerial acrobatic movement.

When Icarus falls to the earth he lands on a mysterious island and is discovered by Guy, its only inhabitant, whose sister Star was transported to the heavens and longs to be able to fly and be reunited with his sister.

Star briefly appears to Icarus and they instantly fall in love. Icarus embarks on a quest to discover her again, encountering many adventures including the fiery firebird and the rigors of climbing the mountains.

It is not often that you see such skillful aerial work on the Fringe woven seamlessly into a Greek myth, but this is powerful and inspiring work.