Monkey LOVES The Gruffalo. It’s been one of her favourite books since she was tiny. Everybody in our house can recite the whole story word for word without even looking at the book. Not that we do very often as we love the pictures too.
So Monkey was very excited when Nana and Grandad bought her tickets to see The Gruffalo Live for Christmas. And she was super excited this morning when the big day had finally arrived. The show didn’t start until 1.30 but she was trying to leave from about 6am! I finally gave up at around 10.30 and we set off, planning an early dinner on the way.
We got a team to Media City where we stuffed our faces in Pizza Express before heading over to The Lowry. I love The Lowry theatre. It’s bright and modern with lots of room and just seems to work, especially with children.
We had really good seats. We were just three rows from the front. They gave us a booster seat for Monkey too so she had no problems seeing.
The show was really well done. They had quite a simple set and a cast of just three playing all the characters. Monkey completely believed they were all different though and loved to tell me who was coming next.
The show stayed very close to the book. Audience participation was encouraged so children were shouting out their favourite bits. There was lots of singing and dancing and Monkey’s favourite part was roaring like a gruffalo to scare the fox away.
The show was fun with lots of laughs for both adults and kids. We all had a really lovely day.