New review: Claws for thought
Megan Stodel // 13 July 2012
Greta Hughson enters the fairytale world of The Girl with the Iron Claws
A forest. A king bewitched to appear as a bear. A Troll Queen. The Girl with the Iron Claws has all the ingredients of a fairytale, with puppetry to boot.
The production has four actors portraying a wide variety of characters as they tell the tale of the Girl, her life with the bear-king and the journey she must experience. Greta Hughson finds it engaging and charming – but has it managed to modernise the morality of an old fairytale?