Kid critic review: The Storyteller's Apprentice by Bottled Imp Theatre

Alice McGuire (age 11) was impressed by the moral tales in this multi-layered story

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Published 12 Aug 2018
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Vickie Holden - The Storyteller's Apprentice

What happens in the show?
The storyteller’s apprentice wants the chance to tell stories—her own stories—and through the telling of three tales she tries to convince the storyteller that she’s up to the task.

Describe the show in five words
Unique, fascinating, poetic, thoughtful, fables.

What did you like most about the show?
That they managed to nicely tie three fables into the plot of the assistant wanting to become a proper storyteller.

If there was something the performers could have done better next time, what would it be? 
Some form of backdrop or stage setting would help make it feel atmospheric.

What was your favourite moment in the show?
The end of the first story, where the little girl placed the rose on the grave of the man who was really unpleasant, because she believed that everyone should have someone show them some love and compassion.

What did your grown-up think of the show? 
My dad: “This was a beautifully engaging show. The fables themselves were wonderfully lyrical and told with an impressive degree of skill and mastering of the art of storytelling. Great stuff.”

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show? 
Yes, the storytelling flowed really well and I like a moral to a tale. They deserve to have many more people there to enjoy the show.