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Mable Mackintosh And Her Enormous Pants! (Random Acts Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Aside from dozens of pairs of gaudy pants and a pink bear costume, not much appeared to stand out from this performance. The acting was poor for the most part, and the plot was trite, as it involved the bullied protagonist achieving well-deserved fame and recognition in the cheesy denouement that followed. It might be fair to mention, however, that I am no longer five, and therefore cannot speak for the younger members of the audience. The musical numbers, dance-offs, and crowd interactions seemed to go down very well with the kids, who wilfully participated at many points. A valuable message against bullying might account for another reason why parents should take their small – I repeat, small! – children to see this production.

The Bongo Club, 8 – 21 Aug, 11.30am (12.20pm), £5.00 – £6.00, fpp25.
tw rating 2/5