Review: This dog is a work of art

Picasso and his Dog has a perfect cast, brilliant puppeteering – or puppyteering – and is fun for kids and adults alike.

DRAMA: Amos Wilksch with budding theatre critic Arthur Hull, 11.

DRAMA: Amos Wilksch with budding theatre critic Arthur Hull, 11.

Ben Grant, who plays Picasso, is a fabulous choice as the famous artist. He is funny, very likeable and connects really well with the audience.

The show is about Picasso and his cheeky little dog, Lump, who he grows to love very much.

Lump is such a clever puppet that it’s easy to forget he isn’t real. 

I like the way this is played with during the show. “It’s a miracle that you don’t dissolve in the bath,” says Picasso at one point.

The script is really good and allows for clever use of words, accents and other languages and really portrays all the different characters. In the end this show is about the powerful relationship between dogs and humans and how they evolved together.

To book, visit hothousetheatre.com.au.

  • Arthur Hull, 11, is a Flying Fruit Fly Circus student.
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