Impressions: The Boy James

An enchanting yet painful exploration of the innocence of childhood, penetrated by the cruelty of growing up.  Belt Up Theatre’s The Boy James brings to life the magic of storytelling through this beguiling concept and takes the audience in-hand on this story based around the life of Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie.  This experimental style is beautifully designed and playfully presented however the segmented story leaves the mind a little confused.  The dark levels representative of the Boy’s cruel awakenings and lack of flow to the story echo the workings of a child’s mind, however it did set itself up for a little more.

An incredible experiment in audience relationship and the power of storytelling, The Boy James is an unmissable experience for those open-minded enough.

The Boy James runs until 28th January 2011 at Southwark Playhouse, SE1 2TF.

Copyright © theatreJunki 2011.

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