Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Riddle of Washpool Gully

Presented by Terrapin Puppet Theatre in association with Dead Puppet Society
Written and directed by David Morton
Review by Anica Boulanger-Mashberg
The only way to get to Washpool’ says the storyteller, ‘is to take the wrong road, without knowing it.’
Unless you go to the theatre to find it. Which you definitely should – whether or not you have small persons in tow.
A young boy and his mother arrive in Washpool hoping to escape the small ghosts of their own past, but are instead confronted by their present and the way forward. Against this light cautionary tale of family dynamics builds the bigger mystery of the ‘monster’ said to inhabit the gully and terrorise the tiny town. What follows is an unexpected relationship with this ‘monster’.