Review: PRESS PLAY, Fox Story Theater – Online

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Online streaming from November 1 to December 1, Press PLAY is the story of an anxious fox struggling to get out of his room.

Having already made YouTube videos with his friends, he is now grappling with everyday life and escaping to his own world in his head. So how do you get out of anxiety?

Written and directed by Declan McCarthy and featuring original songs by Amy Glenister, Press PLAY shows how easy it is for us to disappear into our own world and into the safe space that is our own mind, allowing us to have nothing to do with the outside world.

The puppets work well, taking the story away from the real people and making the play suitable for even the youngest viewers to understand what is happening in the story.

The music and songs are not only quite catchy, but the lyrics move the story well and hold the audience’s attention to what might be a difficult subject for some to watch.

It’s an important message, that no matter what life throws at you, there are people who care and you’ll get through the bad times.

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it turned into a butterfly…”

It’s a really engaging way to spread the idea that everyone has bad times and the good times will come again. Suitable for all ages.

**** Four stars

Reviewed by: Rachel Louise Martin

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