Bubblewrap and Boxes

An imaginative piece of physical theatre leaves Ruth Dawkins charmed

★★★★★
kids review (edinburgh) | Read in About 1 minute
Published 09 Aug 2011
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As every parent knows, there are few toys or games that can match the pleasure a child gets from playing with a cardboard box. With a little bit of imagination, a box can be anything you want it to be; can take you anywhere you want to go.

Australian theatre company Asking for Trouble has taken this theme and created an innovative, delightful show for all the family. Despite a simple set and few props, beautiful acrobatic performances from Christy Flaws and Luke O’ Connor have the audience enthralled. We are transported out of the dusty mailroom, and invited to accompany the two main characters on a journey around the world – from a bumpy jeep Safari to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

There is minimal dialogue in the show, but the few words that are spoken are thoughtful ones, and combined with a lively soundtrack and energetic action, even the youngest of audience members were engaged right until the end.