Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A peach of a show.

There's only one thing better than hearing a kid enjoying a good belly laugh, and that's hearing two kids. In fact, I got to hear lots of them last night during the performance of James and the Giant Peach at Dunedin's Fortune Theatre.

There was song, there was dance, there was more ham than a Christmas dinner. There were even Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, ahem, dragging down the tone. Aunt Sponge was magnificently, well, spongy, and Aunt Spiker had a pair of shanks that you could rub together and light a fire with.

James was so cute you wanted to pop up on the stage and squeeze his rosy cheeks. The cast of insects was magnificent in their giant insectness.

When I asked Mr Eight-year old what was his favourite bit, he loved the shark, when I asked Mr Six-year old, he loved everything.

It was a great night out full of laughs and surprises for children of all ages, young or antique.

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