Press ESC or click the X to close this window

Sarah and Duck (Susan Elkin reviews)

This spin off from the popular CBeebies show Sarah and Duck walks a fine line between being appropriately gentle and just plain dull.

Sarah and her aquatic friend – life-size two-hander puppets alternating with tiny stick puppets on Laura McEwen’s colourful set – want to stage a circus birthday party for their friend the Scarf Lady (played by an actor inside a much larger puppet). So they spend the first half rehearsing it and the second half performing it for her. The structure is hardly original and there’s a lot of clumsy fumbling by the four performers ….

Read the rest of this review at

Author information
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
More posts by Susan Elkin