one small step

i went to see one small step last night at the burton taylor rooms at the oxford playhouse with my kids. i saw it last year and it's still hilarious and ingenious and unexpectedy moving. it's two guys in a lumber room dramatising the history of the space race using lampshades and cardboard tubes and tins of spam. it's billed as kids' theatre but i think the adults in the audience enjoyed it even more than the kids. not least because its an inspired demonstration of what theatre does best - conjuring up other world's out of lampshades and cardboard and spam. the best  so-called kids' theatre i've seen since the young vic's tin tin in tibet.

they've also taken the show on the mst incredible world tour: sri lanka, georgia, armenia, azerbaijan, gaza strip, lebanon, morocco...

http://www.britishcouncil.org/arts-one-small-step.htm