Tag: children’s theatre

Theatre review: Hairy Maclary and Friends (4 stars)

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Theatre
Hairy Maclary

Out of the gate, and off for a walk… Hairy Maclary is over 230 in dog years now, but still capturing the hearts of everyone he bounds up to. Very young British children rate the books on a par with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s creations, but like the DVD, the live show has only…

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Theatre Review: Dick Whittington by Anna Morell (4 Stars)

Derek Griffiths as King Rat, Dick Whittington

For those now of a certain unaskable age, there is an untouchable triumverate of children’s TV presenters: Bernard Cribbins, Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths. To see Griffiths stride out on stage is enough to spark any 40-something’s inner six year-old into bellowing the boos he demands as King Rat, Dick Whittington’s long-tailed nemesis in this…

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Review: ‘The Timid Hedgehog’, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Kids / Theatre
The Timid Hedgehog

There is something magical about interactive children’s theatre, as though you have stepped right into the page, or through the picture frame. And that’s the magic of The Brook’s Christmas shows for very young children – they are part of the story, helpers and heroes, this year, along with their new-found friend, ‘The Timid Hedgehog’….

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Theatre Review: Peppa Pig’s Surprise! by Anna Morell (5 Stars)

Peppa Pig's Surprise!

I’m almost vegan these days. I have one caveat: bacon. But only if it’s made from Peppa Pig. Or really, her family. Seriously, what is there to like about her tiny irritating brother who can only respond ‘Dinosaur, grrr!’ to anything? Or Daddy Pig, whose hobo-scruffy beard, sense of self-importance and total absence of intelligence…

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