Review: Gruffalo passes the ultimate litmus test - the kids loved it!


The Gruffalo (55mins long) Warwick Arts Centre until Jan 4.

The current production of The Gruffalo at Warwick Arts Centre not only does that, but it also kept the no-so-young entertained too.

The show was slick and well-balanced, with plenty of opportunities for the kids to join in and sing along.

The well-known storyline of a mouse’s journey through the deep, dark wood was told with plenty of humour and drama.

Like most three-year-olds, mine has the attention span of a goldfish so the fact that she was transfixed by the show is the highest praise I can bestow on the performance.

In fact the only time that she was unhappy was when it finished - ‘I need to see more, I want to go and see it again’ were her final words. That’s better than any praise I can heap on it.

Rating 8/10

by Phil Hibble