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Lullaby, Barbican Pit

Lullaby, Barbican Pit

Theatrical naivety and polished packaging make this sleepover show a must

Octopuses perform a stately pas de quatre, tentacles aloft.Hugo Glendinning

There are few absolutes left in contemporary theatre. Fourth walls have long since crumbled underfoot; site-specific and immersive theatre experiences have further done away with divides between theatre and world, performer and audience. The one principle you can rely on is that consciousness is generally a good thing – that a play capable of putting you to sleep is bad. Oh, and that turning up to an opening night in your pyjamas is guaranteed to get you sent straight home again. Step forward maverick theatre company Duckie and their new show Lullaby, hoping to change all that.

There’s something nurturing about the combination of such polished hospitality and such innocent theatre

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