WARNING: THIS SHOW FEATURES THE USE OF STROBE LIGHTS
IF YOU ARE complacent about feeding your youngsters a hefty uncritical dose of colonial platitudes, dished out by adult performers dressed in furry onesies, look no further. With lashings of strobes, pepperings of shrieks and frantic chases around the auditorium, Madagascar is a wild experience. It might not be every child’s proverbial cup of tea, however.
The exercise of translating a film-length cartoon into a live theatre performance is a strange one, on so many levels. Granted, it is part of a highly successful franchise opportunity, but from a creative perspective, or a philosophical one, it feels odd. This is simply because of the enormous differences in energy in the two approaches to storytelling, which effectively…
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