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Jason and the Argonauts

Robert Forrest
Visible Fictions
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and touring
(2006)

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This is a well-performed retelling for children of the classic Greek myth. The highlights of the production were Robin Peoples' brilliant set - which consists of a huge hand-drawn cart which transforms into each of the locations - and clever use of action figures and changing scales to bring the story to life.

The script felt a bit slow at times, but the clever dialogue and sharp performances of actors Simon Donaldson and Tim Settle captured the attention of an audiences whose members ranged from below five to well above fifty.

Reviewer: Rachel Lynn Brody