SMITH dancetheatre’s Agnes and Walter: a Little Love Story is a delightful flight of fancy that set the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alight with its poignant and compelling comic story-telling.
Crossing boundaries of dance and theatre, the work combines physical and visual performance styles including dance, physical theatre, clowning and live music. A love story of long-term commitment, secret desires, day-dreaming and a garden shed, Agnes and Walter is inspired by James Thurber’s classic story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and features an exceptional cast that spans the generations, aged 26-78 and their credits include DV8, Kneehigh, Punchdrunk, and Fabulous Beast.
Set to a soundtrack of cinematic scores and popular songs, a company spanning three generations reveal that not far beyond the ordinary lies the extraordinary.
ARC’s Silver Singers, a choir group aimed at the over 50s will be serenading audience members before the performance, as part of a VIP night held in honour of recent funding to increase activity and events for the age group.
What a joy and a rarity… gives a true sense of love’s journey through the years, a charming work.
– Broadway Baby
An incredibly touching piece of physical theatre.
– Fringe Review
It flies with optimism, humour and wonderfully nuanced performances.
– The Herald
• SMITH dancetheatre presents Agnes and Walter: A Little Love Story at ARC on Thur 15 Nov at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced F: £10 C: £8 and can be purchased here.