Underbelly Festival, London
Poppy Rowley, Three Weeks August 25th, 2011
Lots of poos, wees and bums – nothing rude, then. A cuddly compère chats happily to the children about various exploits: hunting the crown jewels, being undercover and playing football with oranges.
There are different acts for every show, and at this one we were offered the beat-boxing delights of Shlomo – who got the kids quacking and squeaking on stage – and Fringe favourites Big Howard And Little Howard, a hilarious comedy duo, part man part animated 6-year-old.
The format is fast, fun and the kids seem to love having their own chance at the adult version. Definitely one for the diary – not least as future acts include the likes of Stephen K Amos and Rich Hall – however, though it’s a definite hit with older children, it may not be so entertaining for the under 6s.