ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

The Enormous Turnip (Spotlites Theatre Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

One of the most difficult things about introducing your child to theatre is the fact that they might embarrass you by running on stage, or screaming, or loudly saying something like “that fat man’s got an ugly face, mummy”. The atmosphere at Spotlites’ shows for 2-5 year olds immediately puts one at ease: nobody expects the children to stay silent; they are invited on-stage throughout to play with the cast; little hands are repeatedly filled with things to occupy them. Theatre shows aimed at broader age groups just can’t and don’t work this way, and that is why these events, aimed squarely at pre-schoolers, seem so perfect by comparison. The show isn’t a hugely glamorous, all singing, all dancing spectacular, but that’s not what you want for a three year old, actually. What you want is this.

Spotlites at The Merchants’ Hall, 5, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, times vary, £5.50 – £6.50, fpp21
tw rating 4/5