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Hey Diddle Diddle
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
A Bristol Old Vic production
What's your favourite nursery rhyme?
This December, once again, we turn our Studio into a magical Christmas playground for our younger audiences to enjoy.
Can you untangle Incy Wincy's web of muddled rhymes and characters and help Little Bo Peep find her sheep and put Humpty Dumpty together again?
Armed with instruments, games, songs and a sackful of seasonal surprises, let Jack and Jill take you on a nostalgic, magical journey to a world of wonder and feelgood festive fun. Meet the owl, the pussycat, three blind mice and the grand old Duke of York.
The show is pitched just right, with childhood fears of midnight monsters soothed and moments of magic as the lights fade, the ceiling darkens, stars twinkle and the Owl and the Pussy Cat set sail."
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Isabelle Cressy and Alice Barclay kick up a rumpus as they act out the familiar stories...but it is the involvement of the boys and girls in the audience - some charmingly shy, others bold as brass - that creates the real magic."
This romp through some of the best known and best loved nursery rhymes captured their audience from the word go and never lost them for a moment."
Each nursery rhyme leads seamlessly into the next and we were helplessly swept up into the colour, sounds, movement and magic of Hey Diddle Diddle."
(Please note: footage not from actual show)
Hey Diddle Diddle
28 Nov-5 Jan
10.30am and 1.30pm from Wed 28 Nov-Fri 21 Dec (Tue-Fri)
11.30am and 3pm all Saturdays and weekdays (Tue-Fri) from Wed 26 Dec-Fri 4 Jan (no show 25 Dec)
Signed performance: 15 Dec at 3pm
Ages 3-6 (and anyone else who's a fan of Georgie Porgie, Little Miss Muffet or Old Mother Hubbard)
Photography: Matt Collins