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Fringe visit: Tiger in Blossom

Tiger in Blossom
Photo: Modl Theatre

This is a simple retelling for children of the Korean folk tale of the Tiger and the Woodcutter, in which a woodcutter, about to be killed by a tiger in the forest, persuades the beast that he used to be human, and is in fact his elder brother. The initially sceptical tiger eventually falls for the story, and brings his human mother regular gifts of freshly caught game, taking on the human virtues of filial piety and love for his younger brother. He even dies of grief soon after the mother passes away.

All very touching, and beautifully told. As one expects from Korean performers, interaction with the audience is frequent and skilfully managed.


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