Lionel McLion has been roaming the plains of the Serengeti and is having a rest after having eaten his dinner, but all is not as usual. Lionel gets a bit of a fright when Mamoru, the human he’s just eaten, starts talking back.
The highly acclaimed, children’s theatre piece Eaten, starts not only a conversation between the eater and the eaten, but a wider discussion about our relationship to food (including Lionel’s impossible dream of becoming a vegetarian), where it comes from, and what happens after we’ve chomped it down.
For the kiddie audience there are many moments that engage: there are poos, farts and vomit involved and some audience participation where the tiny folk get to be a giraffe, a monkey, a cow or a frog – what’s not to love for the 6+ target audience.
It slips into the surreal often and is hysterically funny in parts: there’s a Q and A session when the tiny audience are confronted by Dr. Poo (from Pooniversity) imploring them to ask a question to their faeces – it’s hard to keep a straight face at their reactions and an off-the-wall dance section to Engelbert Humperdinck’s Last Waltz.
The ideas are sound, but the script at times smacks of someone who doesn’t know how to pitch to small children – when the question is asked of a puppet cow Are you real or just a concept? you know that this isn’t someone who spends time with a lot of 6-year-olds.
Mamoru Iriguchi plays both predator and prey simultaneously, both he and co-performer Suzi Cunningham are engaging. It must be said though that Iriguchi needs to hone his child interaction and wrangling skills to make this a truly successful endeavour. That said, Eaten raises not only some important questions but many smiles too.
A worthy watch.
Children’s Classic Concerts – Peter and The Wolf at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 31 August 2019, 1.00PM and 3.00pm – All ages
Tickets – £13.20, £41.80 – Family ticket (includes booking fee)
Peter and the Wolf (and other stories)
Children’s Classic Concerts’ Essential Orchestra is back with a fantastical musical adventure featuring Prokofiev’s iconic fairytale Peter and the Wolf. Brought to life on stage by our very own musical characters, they will transport you from Peter’s forest to Romeo and Juliet’s castle stopping off for a spin around Sleeping Beauty’s ballroom. And we’ll need your help in the Wizard’s dungeon conjuring up some magic to help the Sorcerer’s Apprentice get those brooms under control!
Children’s Classic Concerts has a serious commitment to making music fun. Reaching more than 13,000 children and their families each year, our concerts range from symphony orchestra concerts to small chamber concerts and cover classical, orchestral, folk and jazz music. We aim to create interactive, innovative and inspirational experiences that can ignite a passion for culture in both the young and the old. Our performances will have every one up and dancing, singing and, most importantly, having fun!
*** Family ticket available (2 adults and 2 children) – £41.80 ***
*** Babes in arms, under 12 months, go free ***
RUSK! The baby disco is back by popular demand!
Bring your little ones down for some Saturday afternoon fun and join them in cutting some shapes on the dancefloor.
Our resident RUSK! DJ will be on hand to ensure the fun never stops and you can always take advantage of our chill out room if the pace gets too much.
Make sure you don’t miss out and book early!
RUSK! is suitable for everyone but may best be enjoyed by ages 6 months to 6 years.
Duration 2 hours
Available to book online or by calling Rutherglen Town Hall on 0141 613 5700.
Date: 14 Sep 2019
Cost: £5.00 (adults go free)
Venue: Rutherglen Town Hall