A meandering Muppet Mayhem
Larger than life Muppet heads are the principal attraction in this school holiday romp aimed at the young end of the age scale.
In fact the heads, courtesy of Chris Burton and Palmerston North Boys’ High, and the attached colourful costumes are the real stars of this performance, as an ensemble of young actors pirouette through a makeshift Muppet Show.
Hosted by Kermit the Frog, special guest Katy Perry (from Foxton Beach) finds herself at odds with a limelight ‘hogging’, Miss Piggy, while a fart-making Fozzie Bear perpetrates the usual groan-worthy pun based jokes.
The chickens having got kids in the audience up for the bird dance, escape the frying pan in one of the escapade’s better skits, then are mesmerised by Gonzo and try a coup (or was that a coop) of their own. The singing improved as the show went on, but ardent fans of the Katy Perry song Firework might like to have someone else take their children.
It’s ok if you are prepared to make allowances, but the actors do need to take a more disciplined approach especially with their singing performances.
Fozzie, Camilla, Kermie and Miss Piggy provide a little Muppet Mayhem at the Globe to keep the kids amused during the school holidays.