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The Hunting of the Snark (Susan Elkin reviews)

This show, written by Annabel Wigoder, is a masterclass in witty, engaging, imaginative musical theatre for children. Lewis Carroll’s delightfully silly 19th century nonsense poem is the starting point.

Gareth Cooper’s eight musical numbers are gloriously diverse. The costumes (designed by Justin Nardella) are bright and daft, but also homely – a multicoloured knitted dress for a banker who loses his trousers for instance, and a series of stereotypical nationality hats.

And it’s all played out on a spare set which evokes the London skyline …

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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