Review: Manual Cinema

David Koleola, 10, has a wonderful time at Manual Cinema's Leonardo

feature (edinburgh) | Read in About 2 minutes
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Manual Cinema
Photo by Lesley Martin
Published 06 Aug 2022

What happens in the show?

There's a monster, but he's the least scary monster ever. He makes friends with a kid he was trying to scare!

Who was your favourite character and why?

The monster Leonardo.

Were there any characters you didn't like?

The other monsters because they are stereotypical Disney bullies.

What did you like most about the show?

The production is amazing. The voice-overs were really good. It sounded like a TV presenter. I didn't notice at the start, but halfway through I realised the voice-over was one of the people on the stage!  

What didn't you like about the show?

The way that the scared kid keeps screaming. When I'm scared of something I don't say anything – I just freeze in one place. 

What did your grown up think about the show?

She enjoyed seeing all the people working hard behind the scenes. 

Would you tell your friends to come to the show?

Yes, it was awesome! I would recommend it to anyone. I have a little friend and he's three and he would love it too – he wouldn't stop blabbing about it for the next month!