Chickenshed Young Company presents Feel the Love. This was not the usual type of theatre where everyone sat in rows, one behind the other. It was an immersive production, with groups of seats strategically arranged around the auditorium. When I walked in and took my seat, it did feel as though I was in a jazz bar with music playing all around me. A very nice setting. So the play began and the action was everywhere. When I say everywhere I really do mean everywhere, the performance space was … [Read more...]
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Around fifty years ago my mother read a storybook as a child. Twenty years on she had a child of her own and read the same book to him. Fast forward another thirty years or so and that grown-up child sat in the theatre with his mum, watching that very story recreated on the stage. This year sadly saw the passing of Judith Kerr, the incredible lady behind the story and illustrations of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Now entering its tenth year as a stage production, this timeless story has always … [Read more...]
The Tigon and the Liger is an interesting production. It begins like a workshop, where toddlers and very young children walk around amongst the cast participating in various activities, in an extremely relaxed environment. This is a great way to get young children involved and engaged and interested in theatre. To be honest, I was a bit confused, as I wasn’t quite sure whether the workshop was going to be transformed into a play with a story. I wasn’t disappointed, this does turn … [Read more...]
The Jungle Book at Streatham Space Project is the story of Mowgli, a little boy who was raised by wolves in the jungle and faced the fearsome man-eating tiger, Shere Khan. This story was told by a small cast of only four. Shere Khan played by Jordan Laidley, Mowgli played by Kayleigh Barnes, Bagheera played by Jonathon Hands and Baloo played by Hannah Harris. They worked well as a team. On top of their main roles, they played extra characters like a hissing snake and monkeys. Their energised … [Read more...]
One of the big problems for parents is what to do with their little ones during the school holidays. Days out are great, but with the British weather, the chances are limited to experience the great outdoors. However, fear not, for if you pop down to the Theatre Royal Haymarket, you can keep the ankle biters entertained and happy as one of literature's best-known bunny comes to the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Where is Peter Rabbit? Beatrix Potter (Joanna Brown) welcomes us to … [Read more...]
Prince Charming is a cute puppet, who wears a red hat, has little white balls for eyes and wears green Y Fronts. Poor Prince Charming has all the worries and anxieties of the world on his little shoulders. The pressures of being Prince Charming, fighting dragons, saving the castle is way too much for this little puppet. As a result, Prince Charming has not left the castle, bedroom or even his bed for over three months. Ewww, he has been in those pants for three months, my little boy tells … [Read more...]
Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon is a great production. It is described as a family theatre show full of adventure, snow, dragons, lively songs and magical puppets and it is nothing less than that. As we walked into the auditorium we were taken aback by the wintery yet Christmassy setting. There were lots of white sheets, little houses and pretend snow. A beautiful set for the snowy mountains of Switzerland, in Battersea Power Station. As we settled down in our seats, the … [Read more...]