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What did young people think about MINE?

| Wed 27 Mar 2019

We invited four young people who either came to our Minecraft Design Workshops or Minecraft Gaming Zone to watch MINE, Theatre Replacement’s performance about mother/son relationship to Minecraft, and write a review about it.

This involved attending a workshop here at artsdepot, run by young critic Daniella Harrison, to learn more about what makes a good review.

Here’s what they thought…

Emmanuel:
"I liked the theme of The Child Who Was Born On The Space, and how they had to make a 'space station' on the 'Moon' after defeating the dangerous Ender Dragon. I quite liked how different themes - such as Beowulf and The Terminator - were used to show the relationship between mothers and sons. I would recommend this show to ten-year-olds who are Minecraft fans." (read the full review)

Seb:
"One thing I found interesting is the three screens which showed different perspectives of different people ... Another thing that was good is that the actors interacted with the audience in a ‘fishing scene’. The music was a big part too, the pitch and tempo really expressed the mood and emotion." (read the full review)

Kaylah:
"I would recommend MINE to gaming parents and children all over the world ... Overall I think it was amazing and it made me feel excited but because most of the action was performed in Minecraft it felt more like watching a film than a play." (read the full review)

Jaydon:
"In the performance I love how it's live on Minecraft, for example in the terminator storyline they had a factory which is different every time or at the end with everyone on horses going different ways. Also at the start I enjoyed watching the kids having fun playing Minecraft" (read the full review)