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Mole and Gecko (Susan Elkin reviews)

Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩

Billed as a rap musical, this show is really a story with occasional songs.

Simon Mole, rapper and poet, and Gecko – a singer guitarist and composer – are both personable young men who engage well with their young audience.

We could have done without the exaggerated faux “estuary” accents, though. If anyone thinks this makes them more accessible to their 5-plus audience then they’re wrong. It just feels patronising …

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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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