⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Guardian
"a wintry feast of the uncanny...making merry use of puppetry and magic"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Herald
"a dazzling thumb-through a story-book to savour...accompanied by the fantastical largesse of Fergus Dunnet’s puppet creations...the elaborate piece of one-line absurdism that is The Little Mandarin is a laugh out loud hoot"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Scotsman
"a beautiful and passionate show...eloquent large-scale visual imagery"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bouquets and Brikbats
"a quirky, dreamlike piece of theatre that lingers in the mind long after the applause...and there’s a little bit of magic or illusion too, with a couple of vanishing acts that genuinely bewilder me. How did they…? Huh?"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews Hub
"sumptuous stage sorcery which places storytelling above all else and echoes a profound admiration for culture, narrative and theatre...It is though, a combination of sleight of hand, magic and some finger puppets which captivates the audiences"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ScotsGay Arts
"a visually splendid and delightfully engaging blend of storytelling, puppetry, martial arts and physical theatre...was particularly impressed by the giant red demon"
"a heart-warming cultural exchange...frivolous, comic, surreal and dark...The audience is even treated to some dazzling displays of illusionism, which leave them audibly aghast...It’s hilariously received by the audience, and is a well-crafted vignette"
North West End
"bravely tackles fantastical content with aplomb, achieving gasps and giggles from the capacity crowd"
"an intoxicating and stylish fusion of colour...beautiful craftsmanship...there is creativity abundant in this fascinating production...misdirection, sleight of hand, stage furniture and props that work elegantly and effectively. There is also some well- used puppetry"
The Wee Review
"beautifully conceived and executed"
"beautiful, magical and slightly terrifying"
"The “smoke and mirrors” were superb. The little “snot” things coming out of his nose and changing into lizard type creatures. How did they do that ? The mesmerising mobile “puppet train” which was lit up and bobbing across the stage. I could go on and on."
Audience member review from UK Theatre Web
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