The Fabulous Fables of Aesop

musicals and operas · showorks entertainment · Ages 5+ · South Africa

family friendly
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June 18, 2017 certified reviewer
tagged as: children · fables · classic · modern · singing · kids theatre

What I liked

Great performances from a versatile cast make the show a winner. The different dialects and character work all in colorful costumes are fun. The theatre in the Ruby is comfy, and a good fit for the show.

What I didn't like

The backstage drama that threads the piece together often seems tedious. While it’s nice to thread Aesop’s fables into the actors’ (and our) modern life, it’s sometimes feels like a grating and whiny distraction.

My overall impression

Finely-tuned performances breathe life into the classic, and sometimes, forgotten fables.

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