My students benefited from the way you put the different stories together,
from the way the stories were expressions of our humanity - albeit the bestial side of our humanity -
thus giving them a sense that theatre helps us to understand human nature.
And they enjoyed the physical way in which the story was created.
I was delighted with their reactions which reinforced my feelings about theatre and the way we want it to develop in our school.
I would say it is suitable for year 10 and above - I'd even say it is suitable for year 9s who are very interested in theatre.
Looking forward to seeing you again - the Singapore students loved it - they wanted to see physical
theatre and it made their trip.
Martyn Grogan, Ridings Arts Centre
The company offers students a vision of how to make exciting devised theatre with minimal set, costume and props, but masses of invention, energy and creative use of
dramatic techniques and conventions. multi story people the stage with clearly-defined characters that spring to life, often in unexpected ways. Perfect for A Level,
Diploma and foundation degree students.
David Taylor, Senior Drama Lecturer, Truro College
Year 11 students were enthralled for the full 70 mins. Captivated by characters that changed in front of their eyes, stories that unravelled only then to tangle into a
web of half known truths, myths of a misty past and a harsh reality of the present. Leaving them wondering, questioning and entertained. The resulting reviews for the
Ed Excel portfolio are an insight into the way young people think, written with considerable fervour and a credit to multi story and their talent to enthrall the teenager.
Nothing short of magnificent.
Robert Barber, Head of Drama, The Park Community School, Barnstaple
I saw this show at a secondary school & booked it immediately for a village hall show.
A clever, witty piece with a great mix of thoughtfulness and physicality and a large range of local & "classical" references.
Bill Grainger, Beaford Arts
More direct, but by no means less profound is multi story’s other offering Beast!. Here direct storytelling is the form - and form and content match each other perfectly offering great satisfaction to the viewer. Various beast tales from antiquity to the modern age are woven together, spinning off from the local and still current ‘Beast of Exmoor’ reportage. Here the two performers ask us to identify with the beast inside us - and one of the many highlights of this show is watching the beast in Bill Buffery come out, as he transforms spectacularly into a werewolf - without the aid of any extra facial hair - real theatre indeed. This show felt honed – lean and mean – like the beast itself and was beautifully performed both physically and vocally.
Charles Way, Fringe08 TheatreFest
The execution of the roles and the overlapping of the myths and stories were excellent. It gave rise to some very heated discussion and analysis which has forced students to actually "think for themselves" to develop their understanding - a concept which is losing popularity.
It was essential viewing for GCSE live production exam questions.
Kai Barron, Wadham School, Crewkerne
The students were also able to discuss methods of devising and production with the cast afterwards who told them about the need for research alongside playfulness in rehearsal. They also discussed the need for a narrative 'spine' that audiences can come back to as well as creating a mix of 2d and fully rounded characters.
'So useful for our upcoming exam and coursework!' Year 12 student. 'Awesome!' Year 11 student
Eva Pearson, Tavistock College