Ben & Holly Live…
On the weekend I took a pair of 2 year olds to see Ben & Holly Live. Well, I must admit to having been a bit of an old cynic about stage shows aimed at toddlers. Could it really be worth the money and would they actually sit and watch?
Well yes it is and they sure did!!
C and his cousin were mesmerised by the whole thing and from animated conversations in the interval it was clear they were following the story too. They were both already fans of the show especially Gaston the Ladybird so there was quite a lot of concern when he cried.
The show was actually a couple of episodes knitted together which worked incredibly well as the children were familiar with the elements in the story as well as the characters. The story moved quickly which kept the children’s attention, they were involved throughout the story ‘pantomime style’ and there were songs with actions to join in with.
I must admit to having spent more time watching the children’s reactions than the show because they were quite magical. I was completely wrong, this reminded me of the pleasure of an old-fashioned puppet show as the children shouted back, giggled and sang. Theatre for little ones is wonderful it engages them and captures their imagination I thoroughly recommend going to one.
Full dates and venues for Ben & Holly can be found on their website.