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There’s a Monster in Your Show (Susan Elkin reviews)

There’s a Monster in Your Show – Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and Touring

There’s a Monster in Your Show was reviewed at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. The tour continues until 24 December 2024.

Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩

This decent little show for preschoolers (adapted by Zoe Bourn from the books by Tom Fletcher, with music by Fletcher, Barry Bignold and Miranda Lawson, who also directs) kept everyone in the room engaged at the performance I saw and some of the audience members were at least three years away from starting school.

One character is trying to stage a show against Laura McEwen’s colourful set of squares, boxes and shelves in primary colours and pastels.

The show is jinxed by the arrival of a round blue monster – soon joined by a green dinosaur, a yellow alien and a pink unicorn with light-up hooves, all of whom make gentle mischief.

These characters have hopped out of the books wherein they will be familiar to many of the audience ….

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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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