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Mog The Forgetful Cat (Old Vic, Royal & Derngate and The Wardrobe Ensemble)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

Judith Kerr’s original Mog book is over 50 years old, and The Wardrobe Ensemble’s faithful adaptation for stage brings a warmth and familiarity that will make the show a brilliant introduction to theatre for little ones. The show focuses on several short stories centred on the Thomas family and a menagerie of larger than life animals, least of all a truly remarkable/bothersome cat. Mog is played by Georgina Goodchild, who prowls the stage with balletic physicality. Bookending the show is Tom England’s charming pet shop owner-cum-storyteller Mr Bunce. England’s audience interaction, and some excellent slapstick whilst Mog is escaping the V-E-T, make this a sure-fire hit for young children if their attention span can last an hour.

Underbelly George Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Jones]