What a fantastic show, with Julia Donaldson herself playing different characters from her books. It lasts around an hour and covers around four stories acted out by five different performers.
There’s tons of audience participation in this show, with kids even being asked onto the stage to help act out the stories. My son loved this performance as he recognised the stories, and the fact that they rhyme is fantastic, definitely helping to keep the kids focused. The performers are energetic and funny, and a few little bits of humour for the adults to enjoy are thrown in there for good measure.
This seems to be a popular show with hardly any seats left so book up quick. Despite the venue being far too hot and the seats a little too crammed together, the show definitely is worth a watch. Highly recommend.
Words: Laura Nelson
Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts — with Julia Donaldson, Udderbelly, 25-31 August, 11.30am