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Sarah and Duck (Susan Elkin reviews)

This spin off from the popular CBeebies show Sarah and Duck walks a fine line between being appropriately gentle and just plain dull.

Sarah and her aquatic friend – life-size two-hander puppets alternating with tiny stick puppets on Laura McEwen’s colourful set – want to stage a circus birthday party for their friend the Scarf Lady (played by an actor inside a much larger puppet). So they spend the first half rehearsing it and the second half performing it for her. The structure is hardly original and there’s a lot of clumsy fumbling by the four performers ….

Read the rest of this review at https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/sarah-ducks-big-top-birthday-review-polka-theatre-london/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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