Fringe Review: Escape From Trash Mountain

Escape From Trash Mountain takes you on the journey of two very gorgeous puppets trying to find Paradise but what they find is something much more than that. It is a creative show that highlights what can be made with recycled rubbish

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Rubbish never looked so good
Overall
5

Reviewed at Gluttony on 24 February 2019

Presented by Trash Puppets

Escape From Trash Mountain takes you on the journey of two very gorgeous puppets trying to find Paradise but what they find is something much more than that. It is a creative show that highlights what can be made with recycled rubbish and is testament to the creative duo that are responsible for these lovable characters and a heart-warming, funny and very well thought out story.

Aimed at families, I thought it best to enlist the help of some puppet loving sidekicks to give you their perspective. Miss 4 didn’t really understand the story given the lack of dialogue that is replaced by sounds and single words repeated, however she thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature when the characters circled the audience. The show was an ideal length that kept her attention with the only issue being the heat inside the tent causing a few “I’m so hot” comments. I would strongly recommend a large drink bottle and light clothing on hot days. Her favourite part was a flower that was very pretty and a big monster that was so funny.

Mr 12 was equally engaged and enjoyed the storyline, in particular the use of different sizes of puppets to portray distance and the creative characters who make up the cast of many. His favourite part was watching how the girls swapped between puppets, changed the set and swapped voices so easily, and he most certainly took away the intended message. Whilst the three of us each took away something different, the one thing we all had in common was that it was a great show that we had a lot of fun at and it certainly made us think about what recyclable materials we could add to our craft box at home.

A great show for all ages with plenty of interaction and a really sweet message about the importance of friendships and loving where you live.

Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey

Venue: The May Wirth at Gluttony
Season: 27th February – 11th March
Duration: 50 minutes
Tickets: $10 – $19.50 Family $72

 

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