Review: Molly’s Marvellous Moustache, WAC
IT’S amazing what you can pack into an hour when you’re a kid.
In this Fidget Theatre production at Warwick Arts Centre, little Molly flies round the world, opens an art gallery, takes a rocket ship to the moon, goes to a grown up party, goes to the jungle, has a builder over to discuss some construction, goes to work, and creates an invention.
It all starts when she decides she wants to be just like the grown ups. Her mum makes her a moustache and it suddenly opens up a whole world of imagination to her.
With her moustache she can go anywhere and do anything she likes. She can launch an expedition to the heart of the jungle, blast off into space and create incredible inventions.
But being a grown up isn’t all fun. At a fancy grown-up party, the food isn’t jelly or cake, it’s amuse bouche with the dreaded mushrooms she dislikes. Not to mention having to go to work and be told what to do.
There’s loads of interaction with the audience and each junior member gets to help create Molly’s invention. It’s aimed at ages three to seven and my six-year-old was enthralled from start to finish.
Once again Warwick Arts Centre delivers a children’s production that’s delightful from start to finish, a celebration of the imagina- tion and a message that growing up isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Emma Ray
Junior View My favourite part of the play was making the invention. I had to catch a ball from a tube and pass it along to the next person.
There was a part where Molly had to find her stuffed monkey in the jungle. We had to point and say “there!” but she kept missing him. It was very funny.
The two people in the show were very good actors. All the different moustaches they wore made me laugh.
I really enjoyed it and I think other children would too.
Noah, aged six
Molly’s Marvellous Moustache at Warwick Arts Centre