Cautionary Tales 2010

Three Weeks ***** (5 Stars)

We enter a cold and angular, grey courtroom, overseen by a trio of crusty and moustachioed judges. Eventually, they lead in a procession of impish youths, whose collective interests vary from lying, to eating wood, to pushing objects up their nostrils. The ensemble then re-enact the fate that befell the last naughty child to push a crayon up their hooter, and so on. The performances are absolutely delightful, so engaging and entertaining that you could re-watch the play again and again, focusing on a different actor every time. The set, costume and make-up all capture the sense of the macabre, creating a perfect balance between eerie environment and enthralling performances. Such a shame they're not here for longer