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Single Seats Only
Recommended age 3+
Approximately 0 hours 55 minutes, including no intervals. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.
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Wed 30 May - Sun 3 June 2012
Wed 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Thu, Fri & Sat 10.30am
Sun 11.00am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
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6 people have left comments on The Gruffalo. If you've seen the show at The Mayflower, why not add your own?
The general show was ok but the costumes were a bit rubbish and the set didn't change at all. Found it rather boring and not really worth the money. Some of the bits were great but having just the same 3 actors all the time wasn't very exciting. I would give it 3 out of 5 because it was quite good and they tried very hard.
What a disspointment! My mother booked this show 6 months ago for my daughter, myself and my sister and we went with such high expectations and was let down badly. There were only 3 actors on stage who played all the characters of the book. The costumes were non-exsistant and only wore token outfits that left little to the imagination. When the Gruffalo finally came on stage, which seemed to take an eternity, he looked nothing like him. The theatre was packed with very excitable parents, grandparents and children and after about 10 minutes into the show became restless, which is no surprise as the charachters looked nothing like the book!The merchandise was expensive and even though we bought a Gruffalo banner, the 'purple prickles all over his back,' were red and my 4 year old daughter was the one to point it out! I wonder what Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler would think of their wonderful work delivered in this way?
Found the songs in the show not quite fitting to the story line. A pity there were no special effects. Poor costumes. It did not keep my interest neither the interest of my five year old. Much prefer to read the book or watch the DVD.
Given that this show is taken from books designed for the under fives I would have thought that it would have been at least near enough to the storyline for persons of this age to follow. Not the case, I had difficulty at times knowing where we were supposed to be so it's no wonder my children were completely lost. I agree with the above comments, the best bit about the whole show was when the little girl sat next to me (4 or 5 years old) turned to her dad at the end and said - "Can we go and see the real one know?"
My feelings are the same as above ,pity the Gruffalo did't look like him - costumes were rubbish I thought .even my 3yr old didn't recognise who the Gruffalo was !! I bought him a an expense flag with the Gruffalo on thinking it might be needed during the performance .Very disappointing show and would't recommend it .And we traveled from the i.o.w which isn't cheap.!!
Isle of Wight
I have to agree with Rachel. The costumes were hard to interpret as such for little children, especially when you are sitting further in the back. I'd say it was okay, but would only recommend for children 4+
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