Review: The Misadventures of David and Sam, VAULT Festival

The Misadventures of David and Sam proves a good-natured and light-hearted piece of fun family theatre at the VAULT Festival

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With its combination of welly-throwing, pigeon murder, tongue magic and any number of decent 80s tunes, The Misadventures of David and Sam makes for quite the fun piece of family theatre at the VAULT Festival. David and Sam are young farmers from 1914 who want to tell us a story with the help of their gran and their cow Daisy. They just need to stop squabbling, and keep Granny awake, and make sure Daisy doesn’t disappear…

Liam Cullen and George Wing are hugely appealing as this effervescent, energetic pair, ably accompanied by Michelle Pittoni’s granny (and her under-utilised uke). Throwing in the daftest magic you ever did see, moments of gentle audience participation and a hefty dose of slapstick, their charm has us gleefully skipping up, down and around the surreal twists and turns of their tale, the details of which ultimately matter less than the joy of the storytelling itself.  
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