M6 Theatre Company continue their tour of the charming and captivating Nest by Gilly Baskeyfield at The Egg this weekend.
Against a beautiful set designed by Joss Matzen, the crows move to the city to build a nest and bring up their young.
Dazzled by the bright lights and crazy world of the humans, do they need everything for their young or just love and comfort.
Cynthia Emeagi (Birtle) and Emily Spowage (Piper) make a great team. A beguiling soundtrack by Mark Melville accompanies the piece which at times uses glorious puppetry and creates moments of non-verbal beauty. Atmospherically lit by Adam Carree.
There is much to enjoy here, for all ages. The issues of environmental development, the pressures of the consumers’ world and the noises of the city are accessible to the older audience.
The 3-year-old with me was speechless and transfixed by the show, which is a huge achievement by any standard.
I would highly recommend catching this energetic and excellent company. The show is well-targeted and has a huge heart. The central story is totally accessible and told with skill and clearly reflects huge thought about how to enthral the next generation without gimmick or gadgetry.
Catch it if you can and hopefully for a return in the not too distant future.
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Reviewer: Petra Schofield