AnimAlphabet the Musical

AnimAlphabet The Musical

Pleasance Dome

An all singing, all dancing musical extravaganza featuring lots of colourful animals and puppets. With an educational ‘music note’ based story-line for adults and older children, the beauty is you don’t have to understand the story to enjoy this fantastic show…

Colin the Cockatoo must collect something precious from frog, donkey, alligator, bear, giraffe, and elephant to save Treble Clef island from complete silence and the evil Calando the duck.

The show keeps a good pace, with Colin narrating and each character breaking out into song and dance including Reggae Riddim Frog and Geoff the Geordie Jazz Giraffe. Various puppet choruses, a very large sparkly puppet dragon/ snake and occasional puffs of smoke keeps the visuals interesting.

A highlight for us was Calando, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Darth Vader if he was a duck. My little one jumped when he first appeared but luckily he kept a distance from the audience as I think there might have been tears otherwise. The slight ‘edge’ that he lent actually prevented her from wanting to join the stage – she was content to sit on my knee – a good technique for preventing stage invasion!

Captivating, colourful and with an ultimate message of friendship, this show filled with catchy songs and plenty of participation is a total winner for children big and small !!

(Written by Katriona Holmes)

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