The McLaureen's Tale 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 07, Aug 2016
Brought to us by Christine Khandjian, this is a thoughtful tale telling the story of Sally McLaureen on her journey from the poverty and difficulties that had befallen Ireland to the hope of a better future in Boston.
She and her fellow passengers and crew faced various difficulties and challenges on their trip over the Atlantic.
Christine played all of the characters, and did so in a clear and understandable manner, this is in the Fringe guide as a children’s show and I would say that it is also suitable for adults as it is a lovely performance.
The songs and music are well executed and quite haunting in places, the show also uses video footage very well to help depict the journey, these combined make it very easy to become immersed fully into the story.
This show kept our attention well and we thoroughly enjoyed being in the audience, and even despite some minor hiccups with a computer, the show carried on regardless.
So, if you have children who are a little bit older (my daughter is 10 and was fine throughout), I would thoroughly recommend this as a visit during the Fringe as it is nice to stretch the children’s imagination and step away from brightly coloured puppets for a while.
Spotlites Venue 278
22-26 George Street
11.30am (50 mins) £8.00/£7.00/£28.00 family of 4.
Reviewed by Kath.