The Toad Knew review – James Thierrée's seductive wonder-world

King’s theatre, Edinburgh
Thierrée’s new show is a spellbinding mix of ravishing visuals, breathtaking acrobatics and Heath Robinson-style contraptions

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Not so much a show as a mass hallucination, the latest piece from James Thierrée puts a spell on the audience with its mixture of ravishing visuals, seductive music and breathtaking acrobatics. Thierrée was raised in a circus; Charlie Chaplin was his grandfather and the American playwright Eugene O’Neill was his great-grandfather. All of those influences are apparent in a piece that doesn’t give a damn whether it’s theatre, dance, circus, slapstick or a beguiling mix of all of them.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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