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The Gruffalo, The Witch And The Warthog With Julia Donaldson (Julia And Malcolm Donaldson)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

This is the stadium rock of kids’ shows: a beloved legend busting out classics, while doing a bit of newer stuff in between. Donaldson even gets the crowd shouting for ‘The Gruffalo’ as though it were an encore. The ‘band’ here is a family affair, with Donaldson supported by her husband and sister as well as a couple of younger performers (much younger when audience members are called up to help with ‘Superworm’). The staging is great and, because this keeps to the core texts, everything chomps along at pace, knocking out six lively tales in short order. “So many shows, Daddy”, as my co-reviewer rightly noted. If your kids are fans of Donaldson’s work then you can’t go wrong with this.

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