On Monday Savannah and I were treated to a showing of the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book Room on the Broom theatre production at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford. The show starts of with a group of friends camping in the woods and follows the story of A witch on her travels where she breaks her broom and meets lots of fab characters along the way. The witch ends up fighting off a dragon (not too scary for the children) at the end as he wants to eat her for his tea with chips. Savannah is 3 years old and I think this was a fab production for her age and younger. I found that she loved all of the songs and characters especially the fabulous dog .The dog was a puppet managed by a actor, but you really did not notice the actor as he managed the puppet so well. The other puppet she loved was the the cheeky and a little rude (burping)country singing frog.
The set is really cool and I love the way they have used broom sticks for the branches in the trees which is a really cute idea and gets the kids imagination going. The lighting could do with being a little brighter as I can imagine its a little scary for some of the little ones. Savannah wasn't scared as she knows the book so well and I had prepared her about the witch maybe being scary, but she really wasn't. The songs are catchy and we even got to join in with the actors at some points.
Thank you, Savannah and I loved the show and what a fab way to spend a Monday afternoon.
The Savvy mummy xxx