Ladder and the Moon

A fort, a spaceship, a submarine, a bus; four things a large box can be in the mind of a child. This mindset encapsulates the charming show The Ladder and the Moon. Less a fully-formed narrative and more a series of vignettes featuring the three performers exploring an attic with an unabashed wonder, it never flags in energy, despite the frequent blackouts, with each sequence more inventive than the last. The three member ensemble constantly shifts their tasks, from the simple opening with pocket torches in a darkened space to some brilliant shadow puppetry, they constantly delight. This experience will enthrall children, without boring their parents and more importantly, it doesn’t speak down to kids. If you need a light easy morning show, take it in.

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The Blurb

Follow three kids on a vast journey through an empty attic - to the moon. Cardboard, shadowplay and whatever's at hand create a funny, poignant and visually beautiful show. For anyone who has ever imagined, ever. www.loosethreadtheatre.blogspot.com

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