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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Children shouldn't have baths. It's a very dangerous habit.



That's a line out of the Roald Dahl book, The Witches. Along with "Children are revolting" and many other truths humorous lines.

I was lucky enough to be invited along to review the adaptation of the classic at the Monkey Baa theatre. I'd never been, despite having been asked to many of the shows by friends - the dates just never worked out for me. I was very excited to finally get there!

The space is a really good for kids, as it's intimate so no matter where you're seated, you feel part of the action. They also have activities in the foyer, before or after a show, usually themed with the production, so it's a great way to introduce kids to high quality theatre.

The Witches is, as you would expect, very funny, but you only have 4 more chances to see it at the lovely little theatre in Darling Harbour. My review is here, and you can buy tickets here. Perfect from 6 up, but still entertaining for the adults.

There was special 'after party' and low and behold I finally got to meet the lovely Seana Smith, after all these years of trailing around the web behind her.

Darling Harbour has all the Cool Yule holiday offerings, and that enormous playground is right at the entrance of the theatre, so you can really make a day of it.

This post is really just a thanks to Monkey Baa Theatre Company, as my whole entourage enjoyed the show (me included!!), and a heads up for people looking for some school holiday fun.

While the top two lines weren't used in the play, there was much raucous laughter every time the High Witch said 'Children smell like dog droppings'. Little wonder she was the firm favourite!

Linking With #MummyMondays, #IMustConfess and #OpenSlather

20 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome. I love Roald Dahl stories. Our big kids all read them and I look forward to the little one doing the same!

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  2. Taking children to live theatre is the best thing ever. I love Roald Dahl and read his books to my students all the time. I'm envious of the things you Sydneysiders have access to.

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  3. Sounds fantastic. All my girls are Roald Dahl fans.

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  4. It looks and sounds great! Do you believe I grew up having never read or heard of Roald Dahl? Of course that was many decades ago now!!!

    But it's great to think kids get to experience theatre at a young age and hopefully build that appreciation early in life.

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  5. I don't think I have ever read more than 5 Roald Dahl books in my life, in fact I may only recognise some of them because of movies! I will have to change that with my boys. It sounds awesome!

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  6. Wow lucky you.. It sounds fantastic

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  7. We are MAD Roald Dahl fans here, I must see if there's one up here somewhere, maybe Bris!

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  8. I love Roald Dahl, and those cupcakes look yummo!

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  9. Sounds like a fabulous day out! I was fascinated by witches as a kid! :-)

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  10. This looks so much fun! My kids love these books.

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  11. Sounds great. I doubt my youngest would sit still through it and the older two are past this. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. Oh I miss having little kids so I can go to things like this, or Disney movies :-)

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  13. That sounds lovely, I've seen adaptions of this before and they're always great fun. Glad you had a good time

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  14. I must confess I've never read this one - I must seek it out - sounds like something my son would have a good laugh at!

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  15. This sounds like loads of fun. Roald Dahl wrote some fabulous books for children. Great to see them on the stage, hopefully I get my kids to one one day.

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  16. Roald Dahl is one of my favourite authors and The Witches is high on the 'best of' list! Can't wait til my kiddies are old enough to get into his books. The show sounds awesome :)
    #TeamMM

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  17. Roald Dahl is one of my favourite authors and The Witches is high on the 'best of' list! Can't wait til my kiddies are old enough to get into his books. The show sounds awesome :)
    #TeamMM

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  18. Roald Dahl is one of my favourite authors and The Witches is high on the 'best of' list! Can't wait til my kiddies are old enough to get into his books. The show sounds awesome :)
    #TeamMM

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  19. My girls all love Roald Dahl here too!

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