North West Theatre

The Voyages Of Sinbad The Sailor

Text by Jeff Young, music and lyrics by Patrick Dineen
unitytheatre and Hope Street Limited
30 Nov 11 to 21 Jan 12
Unity Theatre

Prepare for an epic adventure with Sinbad as he confronts genies and giants, explores mysterious islands and faraway kingdoms and searches for the thing he wants most; a home.

...a delightfully witty script... Mike Idris... performs with great gusto... Excellent too are Rebecca Riley... and Carl Roberts... real festive treat.
The Stage
Music and lyrics by Patrick Dineen adds humour and keeps the pace up... The staging is simple but imaginative... a little rough around the edges... it’s unlikely children will notice as they follow Sinbad across the Seven Seas...
Liverpool Daily Post
Graeme Phillips's production keeps the five-plus audience riveted by offering fantastical storytelling with an everyday twist... Some of the puppetry is deftly realised, some of it is just a group of actors playing with tiny dolls...
The Guardian (Rating: 3/5)
The Unity is good at proving you don’t have to have a massive budget to be entertaining... composer and lyricist Patrick Dineen... creates an evocative score of Arabian and North African sound, juxtaposed with songs with a hint of G&S or Noel Coward... Some scenes feel rather amateurish, while at times the singing becomes submerged beneath the musical accompaniment.... under director Graeme Phillips, the storytelling is energetic, and the use of puppets... is inventive and charming.
Liverpool Echo (Rating: 7/10)