ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

Bagpuss (Assembly, Soho Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

The classic 70s children’s TV show is brought to life on stage as we are welcomed into Emily’s magical lost property shop where toys come to life to tell the story of – and mend – each item that she finds. The imaginative use of props and songs soon gets both young and old shouting along and laughing eagerly. The only criticism is that the venue is ill-suited to the piece – something more cosy would capture the children’s attention more effectively. An attempt to solve this by bringing the toys and characters into the audience is brief and doesn’t quite bridge the problem. However, I’d definitely recommend it for some nostalgic family fun – be there early and sit at the front!

Assembly George Square, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 12.00 (12.55), £8.00 – £14.00, fpp19.
tw rating [4/5]