No bookshelf is complete with the smattering of Julia Donaldson books at the G household. They are a bedtime (in fact, any time of the day) favourite for the G Boys. So, when we heard that Room on the Broom was coming to the Arts Centre this summer, it was a family must-see.
Suffice to say that the magic of the classic tale of Room on the Broom did not disappoint. Following the tale of friendship and the unknown, a friendly witch and her cat invite a number of animals to join them on their broomstick adventure – all with various results.
The amusing storyline features a dog, bird and frog puppet who add much hilarity to the enchanted tale. With laughs a plenty (for the kids and adults), the four actors and minimal scenery nail the interpretation with five gold stars, in my opinion.
The 55-minute show manages to get the balance of humour, crowd participation and animated vocals spot on.
If this wasn’t enough, before or after the show kids are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild even more as they are invited to take part in the Imaginary Architecture program. This FREE activity invites the kids to help create and make a mega city of cardboard boxes.
Once the kids have completed their masterpiece building, the kids can enter the city with a torch to place their building in the cardboard metropolis and explore the depths of the cardboard city.
With the Room on the Broom only in Melbourne until 15th January, it is a must-see thing to do with the kids during the school holidays.