Kid Critic Review: I Have Always Been a Storm by Kimber Hall

Ruby Foster (age nine) had some fun with this lightly interactive show about self-expression

feature (edinburgh) | Read in About 2 minutes
Published 12 Aug 2018

What happens in the show? 
The show is about a girl who is a weather pattern. It is her job to create weather by dancing; she knows how to create the weather from orders she receives from her boss. If she makes the wrong weather or takes an order that is not meant for her she is punished by having to spend time in a box.

Describe the show in five words
Interactive, entertaining, gentle, inspiring, fun.

What did you like most about the show? 
I liked that the show encouraged people to be themselves and move around.

If there was something the performers could have done better next time, what would it be? 
There could maybe be more use of special effects to show what type of weather was being acted.

What was your favourite moment in the show?
When the weather pattern realised she could be any weather she liked and could express herself.

What did your grown-up think of the show? 
"The show is wonderful. The core message of the show was a great one: that everyone should be free to express themselves, be ambitious and follow your instincts. Dancing and moving is encouraged, and so would be fantastic for children who become restless or easily bored."