Our Review The Borrowers - DanceEast

Written by MiriamSpall on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 19:29

Imaginative and creative The Borrowers cleverly mixes backdrop image technology, sound and contemporary dance to create a world of fantasy and imagination. The show is currently playing at Jerwood Dance East until Dec17th.

Based on the 1952 book by Mary Norton, the show revolves around a family of tiny people who live beneath the floorboards and how their lives change when they have to leave their home to find a new one. With the characters using contemporary dance rather than speech to narrate their story, each scene contains beautifully choreographed solo and group performances, special sound effects and an ingenious use of an oversized hand-painted animated background projection.

This is a fantastic show for the whole family, the dance routines are playful and expressive with some classic comedy touches to appeal to a young audience. The school children in the auditorium were giggling throughout the show and were clearly enjoying the performance, which included pretend fights, belly tickling and sudden blasts of sounds that kept them entertained.

We are very lucky to have access to performances of this calibre on our doorstep. For families this is an opportunity to expose our children to a form of art they might be interested in exploring themselves and as a community the chance to encourage young people with a creative gift to develop their natural talent and perhaps even take it to the next level.

Watch their promotional video here

Useful Information:

  • To book your tickets call the box office at 01473 295230 or book online here
  • Ticket price £15.00
  • The story is 55m long with no interval
  • Suitable for 5+
  • Enjoy some yummy cakes and a hot drinks at their cafe

Watch a family-friendly performance at DanceEast this Spring

Fairy Tale Dream - A musical pantomime




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