One of our favourite days out as a family is now a trip to the theatre. Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds is the only theatre we have taken Joshua to see shows at, and it’s always a delight. This time we headed to see Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, which was a perfect length of an hour for little ones who are particularly wriggly.
Across the country, children’s bookshelves are filled with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler books. This show has been adapted from the bestselling books by this dynamic duo. Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales seamlessly merges together four of the much-loved books – Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.
The show, which is produced by Freckle Productions, oozes imagination and toe tapping music. The excellent use of imaginative props went perfectly with the lively performance from the cast, live music and puppetry.
Joshua thoroughly enjoyed the show and it is the first performance to get such a great reaction from Joshua where he got involved. Throughout the performance, he was shouting and joining in with the scenes and was giggling at the manic cast; he even insisted that we buy him the same yellow hat!
However, we felt that one scene in particular did drag on a little longer than was necessary. A Squash and a Squeeze seemed to go on for quite some time, during which Joshua plonked himself on the floor so he couldn’t see and didn’t come back up until it had finished. The scene started off great, however it quickly lost the young audiences attention.
As I mentioned before, the show has the short running time of an hour which is spot on for little ones, so it would make for the perfect first theatre trip or for ages three and up (although I saw children much younger in the audience!)
Disclaimer: I was gifted the tickets for this performance in return for an honest review.