Africa Weird and Wonderful – 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 20, Aug 2019
This is a show that gets you up on your feet dancing, trying out new languages, and acting out African stories.
It’s a practical guide for those who have a slightly vague idea of what Africa is like and what being African entails. It’s a continent of many countries, far more languages, and even more stories. There were references to fashion, farming, wildlife and more.
In an hour’s show, you can only give a taster, but that’s exactly what we got – a traditional ‘Ugly Face’ competition, local dancing, and the children acting out a tale of crowning a new King or Queen from the performer’s home village.
The varied age range of children attending, particularly a nursery school group, made it a little difficult to keep everyone’s attention and grab them into the action, but the older children engaged well, and the overall effect was both fun and informative.
Reviewed by Gill
Laughing Horse @ The 3 Sisters
11:00 – 12:00
21st – 23rd August