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The Birthday of the Infanta: Reviews

The costuming, masks and puppets are all excellent and Roberts manipulates a succession of fans and garlands – not to mention the audience – to great  more… Anne Morley-Priestman

In the directorial hands of Emily Gray it sparkles and disturbs, as well as leaving the audience marvelling at the pounding energy and virtuosic talen more… Susan Elkin

Trestle’s ability to develop such beautiful and imaginative theatre through combining all aspects of story, physicality, choreography, music and design more… Tim Jones

Trestle has brought together a blend of music, puppetry and dance in a one-woman extravaganza of a show. more… Jake Orr

Trestle Unmasked present a magical style of physical storytelling and enchanting theatre. more…

There’s much to admire in Trestle’s staging of Oscar Wilde’s story about the Spanish princess more… Lyn Gardner

Clever, compelling, moving, strange
The full review featured in The Times on Wednesday 30 March 2011, page 15

“Children of the screen generation need to learn what it is to be held in thrall by a single storyteller, armed only with fans, masks and paper flowers. It helps if the performer is willing to twist, hop, squeak, thunder and impersonate kings, monsters, bears, apes, princesses, dwarves, lizards and talking geraniums. Enter Georgina Roberts, who for Trestle Unmasked is the sole cast member in Oscar Wilde’s dark tale.”

If you subscibe to The Times online you can read the full Review here Libby Purves

…this show truly is delightful: literally full of delights in everything except the serious of its message. more… Howard Loxton

…prepare yourself for a performance like nothing you’ve ever seen before. more…
This review was posted by on behalf of The Unit’s Young Reviewers Club. 
The Unit’s Young Reviewers Club: Megs Slark

Music, light and sleight-of-hand are used to keep the momentum moving, and as we approach the dark dénouement – the moral lesson of Wilde’s tale – more… Michael Gray