West End Show review: Room on the Broom
- Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:30
- Last Updated on 10 December 2014
- Monica Costa
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If you love the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, you will enjoy Tall Stories’ magical musical stage adaptation. IGGETY, ZIGGETY, ZAGGETY, ZOOM – the magic of ROOM ON THE BROOM will sweep you away at the LYRIC THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE in London West End.
Live performances are brilliant to bring stories alive. This show is a great entry point for young children whose parents want to introduce them to the brilliance of theatrical adaptations.
Room on the Broom has a high energy and actors interact with the young audiences keeping them alert on their seats.
The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things and all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?
The show is suitable for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups). I would have thought that it might be boring for 8 years old children but I saw lots of school children (from reception to year 4) with their teachers in the audience so I guess it is good fun for them too.
Get a sneak preview at www.roomonthebroomlive.co.uk (here you can also find information on bookings).
Images credit to Helen Warner
Illustration: copyright © Axel Scheffler & Macmillan Children’s Books
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