‘A Simple Story’ – beautifully and hilariously illustrates the family bond as it grows over time

Each milestone is cleverly reconstructed through dance, comedy and theatre to give viewers an insight they might not quite expect​

A Simple Story beautifully and hilariously illustrates the family bond as it grows over time. As what can be described as a visual family history, the performance captures and celebrates each member’s creative spirit whilst inviting the audience to unleash their own.

Right from the start it’s clear that is to be no ordinary show. Chloe, performing with her parents Sean and Michaela for the first time, excels in this grand experiment leading the way as we see time moving through her eyes. The family have travelled across the world, sometimes apart, and each milestone is cleverly reconstructed through dance, comedy and theatre to give viewers an insight they might not quite expect.

From Chloe’s first steps to the parental dilemma of getting their child into bed, each moment conjures the whirlwind of emotions brought about by family life. In the midst of the tears and laughter the piece also raises a poignant political message in regard to education and our creative future where independence is key.

We leave with a strange sense of belonging and, just like Chloe, feeling as if we have now truly travelled with the circus.

‘A Simple Story’ is on at the Queen Anne’s Café on Sunday at 5.30pm

Age 7+

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