BOXES - Reviews and Touring Highlights
Please enjoy this 55 second trailer of BOXES.
MAGICAL, ORIGINAL AND CREATIVE
“ A totally different but engaging show for children is BOXES. With no dialogue to speak of, well known puppeteers Annie Forbes and Tim Denton, under the direction of Peter Wilson, bring the characters of Bernie and Elton to the stage in a highly original and creative show that had the young members of the audience - as well as many of the parents - fascinated from start to finish”. - Dominion Post www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=3229
"Two hours after BOXES, I'm watching three girls aged 6, 7, and 8, turn my lounge into a mini-city, using all the boxes, ribbon, tape, cardboard and crafty bits and pieces they can find. They have been totally motivated by this wee gem from AboutFace Productions". - Theatreview www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=3905
" Bursting at the glued cardboard seams with slapstick routines and all manner of amusing homespun gadgetry, BOXES is a charming journey through an intriguing other world. Certainly anyone with a love for creative puppetry will be charmed by the ingenuity of this simplistic fable about the complexity of coexistence - in fact it occurs to me the clear moral message of tolerance and cooperation may even be conveyed basically enough to be cmprehended by the world's heads of state".
"Supported by the music, lighting and production team, Annie Forbes and Tim Denton - who also appear as the stage sweeper and box deliverer respectively - treat us to fifty minutes of totally entrancing theatre, from gentle repose to combatively active (toothbrushes at dusk!) that will transport some into a world of make-believe while fascinating others intent on discovering how it all works. Every generation of 3 to 12 year-olds deserve to see this delightful show".