Review: Molly’s Mar­vel­lous Mous­tache, WAC

Hinckley Times - - THE GUIDE -

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

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