We caught I Theatre‘s first production of the year at the Jubilee Hall two Saturdays back. It promised to be fast-paced, interactive and loads of fun … and it sure was!
I was wondering how they were gonna do the ‘interactive’ bit before we watched it but oh, it turned out to be truly interactive when at one point, the kids in the audience were called to participate by exercising with Grasshopper! I thought that was quite a good way to engage the children!
The adults definitely caught all the bee puns though I’m not sure if my kids did. We had quite a good laugh for sure! And I thought the songs and music were wonderfully composed as well.
I especially loved the special appearance of Ladybug. Adding that scene in was a dynamite idea!
My girl’s favourite character was Nessa, the caterpillar who hated change but eventually learnt to embrace change as a good thing when she transformed into a beautiful butterfly. I thought that added a nice touch to the story. I also liked how Ant showed empathy and compassion for Grasshopper in the end and saved his life; and in return, Ant also learnt about balancing work and play.
The kids’ shot with the characters at the Meet & Greet at the end of the show:
- The Ant and the Grasshopper is suitable for children (3 years old and up – my boy isn’t 3 yet but he still managed to sit through it!) and families.
- It runs from 26/2/14 till 15/3/14 at the Jubilee Hall. Tickets from Sistic.
- I Theatre is a non-profit organization which exists to create top quality theatre for children and families. Since April 2008, I Theatre has been a registered charity and an Institute of Public Character. It relies almost entirely on ticket sales to support its work of four quality productions annually. To support ‘Theatre For All’, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos of the characters performing are Copyright I Theatre Ltd and taken by 36Frames.
Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to the show. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.
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