ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

The Hamwehads (Kat’s Whiskers)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

It’s difficult to describe in a few words this cute – if borderline nonsensical – show. Indeed, unlike many ‘children’s shows’, it’s certainly appropriate, and appeals to and holds the attention of the youngest audience members. It opened promisingly, with well written, plot driving rhyme; but when this subsided, it became much less engaging. As one character in the tale rightly noted, “this just gets weirder and weirder” – a statement that summarised the mild pantomime humour and eclectic range of characters which left parents utterly bemused. However, this well-meaning children’s oddity has many of the right features for children’s entertainment – a little shorter and some more of that wicked opening rhyme and this could be a more memorable show.

Laughing Horse at The Counting House, 4 – 18 Aug (not 15), 12.00pm (1.00pm), free, fpp22.
tw rating 2/5