ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

Amoeba To Zebra – Free (Being 747 / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Educational kid friendly entertainment is good because it appeals to parents automatically, and if done well, their children too. Divided into chapters and illustrated by a PowerPoint background, this piece is generally clearly presented and pretty funny – both of which are important factors in a kids’ show based around delivering information. Parts are great, in particular the speaking sections, illustrative costumes, and props which change with the subject, going from antenna to giant pigeon masks to cavemen wigs. But that said, and despite its good points, it feels a little unfinished. The lyrics especially are repetitive, and maybe just because of the acoustics of the performance space, can be hard to hear. Still, in the show’s words: “solid edutainment”.

Laughing Horse at The Counting House, 19 – 23 Aug, 12.05pm (1.05pm), free, fpp18.
tw 3/5