Disclosure: We were given tickets for the performance free of charge for the purpose of this post.
Georgie and Lydia both really enjoyed a trip to the Patrick Centre at the Birmingham Hippodrome, where we were invited to go along and watch the 45 minute show What the Moon Saw by 2Faced Dance Company.
Following the night-time adventures of a young boy named Jack, the Moon shines down and takes Jack on all sorts of adventures that help him to be brave and find the colours of the world.
What the Moon Saw is a re-imagination of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, and is full of wonderful costumes and a fun light up set which becomes all sorts of things in the background to the stories that play out on stage. The dancing and circus skills performed by the small but impressive cast were brilliant. The Moon twisted and turned on his hanging hoop, and Jack and his Dad (and the various characters he played) jumped, danced, and climbed their way around the set.
All of the audience were invited to tuck themselves in under the sheets on their seats, and at the end of the performance all the children were invited onto the set to draw on the chalkboard walls and play with Jack’s toys.
Georgie and Lydia both really enjoyed the show, which had all four of us smiling, and the girls definitely loved trying out some of the toys afterwards!
What the Moon Saw is on at The Place, London, from Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd December.