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Sid’s Show (Oscar Stardust Ltd)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

If you’ve weaned your child on Cbeebies in the last decade or so, you won’t have failed to come across the channel’s longest serving presenter. His touring show very much reflects his recent career, not least because the show features the very catchy ‘number raps’ music, and is peppered throughout with references to Sid’s Cbeebies friends. It’s very much a show for that demographic, clearly designed to appeal to the 6-and-unders, and it very capably achieves its aim. Sloane’s energy is infectious and apparently pretty much boundless, as he leads the audience on a fantastical journey in search of a missing pair of socks. As Sid left the stage, one of the children in the crowd shouted “I love you”; I think that accurately reflected the general feeling of affection in the room.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]