Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Posted by Jon Stone
I thoroughly recommend catching Little Bulb Theatre's Sporadical between now and Saturday at the Battersea Arts Centre. It's on for an hour from 9.30 each evening and staged as a 'family reunion' - all guests wear name stickers and are welcomed in as if they were members of the extended Welles-Ferry clan. You're then handed drinks, snacks and a questionnaire and invited to join in a sing-a-long before the four actors set about staging the history of the Welles-Ferrys through the medium of 'folk opera' (with plenty more interactive bits). There's a mermaid, a shipwreck, a runaway bride and lots of prop puppetry. The songs are great too.
Originally commissioned for the 2009 Forest Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, it's got great write-ups from The Guardian, among others. K and I thought it was bloody amazing.