Review: The Lost Happy Endings, at Mac, Birmingham
My daddy usually writes the Birmingham Post theatre reviews, but he said he was just a little bit traumatised by watching The Heart Of Robin Hood, so he’s allowed me to write The Lost Happy Endings review.
Which is very good, by the way. Actually, that’s not true. The show is very, very (very) good.
The mac put it on last year, as well, and I enjoyed it loads. So I was happy to see it again, and hopefully it’ll return to Birmingham as regular as Santa.
Daddy told me the show’s based on a book by a woman called Carol Ann Duffy. She’s a poet, which daddy says is a bit like being a very lazy journalist, because you don’t have to write so many words.
Anyway, it’s a great story, with all the stuff great stories should be jam-packed with. A nasty witch, for instance.
She stole all the happy endings from the best bedtime tales. Which meant there were tales without tails, and that was dead sad.
The woman playing the nasty witch is called Kiruna Stamell, and she was mucho-mega marvellous – and very (very, very) funny.
The show included sign language, and there were loads of words on the stage that I could read, too.
All the actors were great, and they really made the story come alive.
The Lost Happy Endings even has a happy ending of its own. Which is one of the best things of all.
Until January 7.