Published: 10/02/2017 11:55 - Updated: 10/02/2017 12:25

Event Of The Week: Black Beauty

Written byMargaret Chrystall

Black Beauty
Black Beauty

DON’T expect fancy giant puppets cantering into the theatre when Red Bridge Arts and the Traverse Theatre join forces for their retelling of Black Beauty.

Instead, actors Andy Manley and Andy Cannon play two underemployed pantomime horse artistes who rediscover an old copy of Anna Sewell’s book among their late mum’s things and start acting out the stories. Then they ask you to ride your imagination round a series of jumps to witness Black Beauty’s sometimes painful and sad adventures.

Two men, one classic horse story - family show must-see.
Two men, one classic horse story - family show must-see.

You’ll be surprised how inventive designer Shona Reppe can be with an old record-player, wellies and shadows.

Created for a family audience from six and over, adults are also likely to love this production which is at Eden Court on Saturday and Sunday for three performances.

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