Tall Stories highlight the darker side of the story whilst still maintaining its target kiddie audience. The three adept performers on the near-empty stage switch between characters with dexterity and ease. Convincing? This big kid cried when Snow White died. Entertaining? The kids wanted more. Enchanting? Certainly.
This is a stylish reworking… Jon Fiber’s musical score goes a long way to creating the sense of place, combining elements of folk with hints of the burlesque. Director Olivia Jacobs and the dexterous cast firm up the castle, the dark forest, the dwarf’s house, with a mixture of mime, clowining and physical theatre.