I saw a version of this promenade show back in 2014 in Deptford and I thought it had a lot going for it. Essentially it is a fairy-tale mash-up which gives familiar stories an exuberant twist as the audience are enlisted to help those famed story hunters, the Brothers Grimm. You might meet Rapunzel near the local hairdressers, get to dance with the musicians of Bremen, encounter a wolf in the park or hear Cinderella’s step-sisters side of the story. I imagine that the piece will have developed since my encounter with it but I do hope it hasn’t lost any of its rough and ready exuberance.
In a land where austerity bites the poorest, the powerful fight irrelevant battles and the weather grows wilder, the famous Brothers Grimm search for stories. They need your help to see beyond this bleak reality in search of a hopeful story to feed the soul. Your journey will take you down dark streets where you may come across an anarchic frog, comfort a desperate prince, dance with the musicians of Bremen and join in an adventure to cure nightmares. Along the way you’ll hear stories of love, death, poverty, longing and sausages. The Hunters Grimm is a promenade play inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. For the brave and curious only! All hunters are requested to wear a stout pair of boots and clothes suited to the climate for who knows where these stories will take us…