Presented by Little Bulb Theatre
Liverpool Everyman
20th October - 24th October 2015

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

Following on from the Oydessey at the Everyman, quickly upon its heels comes Orpheus. What is this trend all things Greek?!

In what was intended to be a tribute to guitar player Django Reinhardt the Greek myths appeared little in evidence.

The production was modelled on a silent film, including exaggerated mime gestures, and body language by the actors and musicians involved. The titles of each scene where projected onto the rear of the stage.

An impressive live musical accompaniment was performed by pianist Charlie Penn. This version of Orpheus is staged in 1930s Paris, where hedonism held sway with a lot of people.

Our hostess and narrator - looking Edith Piaf-like in performance and manner - was Eugenie Pastor. She also excelled on a jazz flute. A very talented lady.

Music has always been a major element of Little Bulb Theatre productions, and this was no exception.

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