Reviewed by Kristy Stott
A Tucked In production
Reviewed at the Lowry Theatre, Salford
Touring nationally until 2nd May 2016
For ages 3+
It’s quite alarming to find out that around 90% of global fish stocks are over-exploited, fully exploited or in recovery from exploitation. In severely depleted areas, the only way to restore fish stock is by introducing protected reserves. However, considering a massive 72% of our planet is water and only 4% of this is currently protected, it becomes evident that without urgent measures we may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans.
It’s really important to educate the younger generation to care for their planet from an early age and Tucked In Theatre Company explore this idea through their production of Leaper – A Fish Tale. There are no blinding statistics or complicated language but charming puppetry, original music and a set with a wonderful hand-crafted quality. The energetic cast of three: Lizzie Franks, Philip Bosworth and Robert Welling tell the story of Leaper the fish and the beautiful but perilous ocean world that she inhabits.
Kristy Stott is an entertainment journalist, theatre critic and general arts lover. She runs Upstaged Manchester, an entertainment site dedicated to the thriving, eclectic and innovative theatre scene in the North West of England. Follow Upstaged Manchester @UpstagedMCR