REVIEW: Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur at New Theatre Royal

REVIEW: Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur at New Theatre Royal

The New Theatre Royal reopened last night with a wonderful version of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling novel, King Arthur.READ MORE: First show officially launching New Theatre Royal Lincoln opens tonightWith the fresh lick of paint only just dried on the theatre walls, after new management took over earlier this year, there could have been a risk of a lack of slickness on the first night of their inaugural season of shows, but the performances of the theatre staff and cast were all to perfection.Adapted by Story Pocket Theatre company, the play focuses on a young boy having the Arthurian stories recalled to him by a wizened, aged King Arthur Pendragon. The classic tales of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad’s quest for the Holy Grail are all drawn from in this production, allowing for a pleasing nostalgia in older audience members and a perfect introduction to the Arthurian canon for the younger ones.
A simplistic set allowed for a fluid change between scenes which kept the audience hooked in to the speedy narrative. Bold costumes, the creative sword fighting routines and brilliant puppetry for Merlin’s trusty hound, Bercelet,…

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