The Minotaur

The Polka Theatre in Wimbledon is a children’s theatre, but I’m not one to let that stop me visiting. I went to see a new version of a famous Greek myth, called simply The Minotaur.

Written by Kevin Dyer, this adaptation sees a young boy, Freddie, puzzled when he receives cryptic text messages on his birthday from his dad, a soldier in Afghanistan. A strange woman and her assistant appear, telling Freddie he has to go back into the past to fulfil his destiny – to kill the Minotaur and rescue his dad.

At just over an hour, this show is the perfect length for children, but it’s entertaining for adults too. With a simple but versatile set and a strong cast, it’s engaging and entertaining, and cleverly done. The kids in the audience certainly seemed to love it, and I enjoyed it too.

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