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Getting it right for the children; Review.

Byline: ROGER CLARKE

Guess How Much I Love You WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THIS is a show aimed at young children and on the basis that the audience joined in when asked - some needed no asking, to be honest - jumped, danced and sang when required, cheered at the end it and left excited with eyes a sparkle, it seemed to have worked.

After all it is the youngsters who are the critical judges of this one and they loved it as Lucy (Emily Altneu) and big nut brown hare (Paul Sockett) and little nut brown hare (Abbey Norman) took us through the four seasons ending with winter and then bedtime.

Based on the books by Sam McBratney, adapted and directed by David Wood, this is a fine introduction to the theatre for youngsters and there was real magic and wonder on their faces when the old snow machine was cranked up to give us a blizzard for winter.

Amid the songs and dances the children found out about tadpoles and frogs, eggs and birds, caterpillars and butterflies as well as colours, sunshine, falling leaves in autumn and that magical snow of winter.

Get it wrong and a children's audience will soon let you know, get it right and they are wonderful. Today, they were a delight.

VERDICT: ROGER CLARKE Do you know of concerts and shows that should be listed in our pages? Send details (date of show, name of act, time, venue, telephone number and type of music) to listings@birminghammail. net or write to Birmingham Mail Listings, Fax Dept, PA News Ltd., Central Park, New Lane, Leeds, LS11 5DZ.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Aug 6, 2010
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