The 3 Bears … and Goldilocks
at Circa Two, Wellington
From 2 Jul 2012 to 14 Jul 2012
Reviewed by Ewen Coleman, 5 Jul 2012
originally published in The Dominion Post
The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears gets another telling these holidays, this time from Improvisors Kids at Circa Two. However this production, titled The 3 Bears, is post-Goldilocks and follows the adventures of the three Bears after their home invasion by Goldilocks, who never actually appears in this production.
On arrival the audience is invited to an open home as the Bears are selling their house and moving on as it doesn't feel like a home anymore. And this is where the Improvisors come into their own, in eliciting suggestions from the audience as to what country they should go to and what they should do once they get there.
They end up going to three different countries, each time one of the Bears then gets suggestions from the audience as to what they could do for a job or hobby. Creating a car from four of the younger members of the audience with another one as a sponge washing the car was one of the many innovative ideas to come forward all of which were lots of fun.
Eventually the Bears arrive home deciding that there is no place like home. A simple tale that has the potential for lots of interactive fun, this show seemed much more low key in style and presentation than some of the Improvisors earlier shows but was nevertheless enjoyed by the opening performance audience.
For more production details, click on the title above. Go to Home page to see other Reviews, recent Comments and Forum postings (under Chat Back), and News.
See also reviews by: