See it if You like great new takes on classic texts
Don't see it if You don't like pirates
"'Devil And The Deep' is least served by its director, Lisa Devine, whose choppy, hectic approach hinders the story from unfolding with flow and easy comprehension – especially as the text can use bridging and structural modifications...'Devil And The Deep,' has great potential, especially when it finds its 'sea legs' and a hook that will allow it to truly stand apart from its many, many predecessors. Meanwhile, audiences will still have fun and enjoy the show, especially with that great treat of its musical score."
"It is the music that boosts the relevance of the story from a classic children's must-read to a lively theatrical production. Stevenson's original story has been trimmed to make room for expansive musical productions and songs that enliven the tale with fun and imagination...Judging by the few children on this evening, the humor and energy of 'Devil and the Deep' will fit the bill for family summer entertainment. "