How the weird can be wonderful for our children…
To celebrate ‘World Book Day’, Little Man and I ventured to the theatre to watch ‘Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales’, the stage adaptation of the children’s books by award winning writer, Julia Donaldson, author of ‘The Gruffalo‘.
Once again, I was so nervous about taking my boy. He is in full ‘terrible twos’ mode now and the thought of him having a tantrum in the middle of a performance really makes me anxious.
Yet, the show started and instantly he sat in his own seat, bolt upright, completely engaged in what was happening. And in all honesty, I’m pleased he was engaged because I had no idea what was going on at first! I did hear a young girl in the audience who was about 10 years old say ‘ Mum what is this?!’ Which did make me laugh as she had clearly said what was on the minds of most parents there!
That said, the 3 very talented performers, did an incredible job of reenacting well known bedtime stories including ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’, ‘A Squish and A Squeeze’ and of course ‘Tiddler’, the tale of a Fish who is always late for school.
There was singing, dancing, puppetry and a very good saxophone solo; all of which combined to heighten the imaginations of so many little minds and it wouldn’t matter if they weren’t familiar with the books.
My little boy sung along, danced, cheered and clapped throughout and it made me so happy and proud that he was enjoying the production that was in essence a little bit quirky. By the end, all of the children seemed fixated and although it was slightly weird for us adults, it was lovely to see something a bit different that was both entertaining and educational for children.
With a running time of just an hour, it’s a great excuse to get your little ones out of the house or watch as an after school treat.
To find your nearest theatre and book tickets to this weird yet wonderful show. Book here:- www.tiddlerlive.com
Disclaimer:- I was gifted these tickets in return for my honest opinion and review