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Paddington’s First Concert (Jimmy Jewell Limited)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

A Paddington show with Paddington on the poster. You’d be expecting Paddington, right? Turns out that, other than a wee stuffed toy, Paddington isn’t, technically, in this show. Spoiler, I know, but parents navigating the Fringe whilst managing expectations for the very small need to know these things. That aside, what have we got? It’s not bad actually: our conductor/storyteller recites the tale of Paddington’s immigration experience and his mishaps at the Royal Albert Hall, with a storytelling conceit that her charming young mini-orchestra are on their way to their own concert, with just this 45 minutes to spare. It’s a warm and gentle introduction to orchestral music, with storytelling and light interactivity. Worth Bearing with, albeit a slight branch line from, well, Paddington.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]