What the Ladybird Heard

Liverpool Playhouse
20th - 22nd February 2014

Reviewed by Darren Guy

"I loved all of it, especially the bit when the man farted and stood on some poo" Mya Age 8

"I loved the music and I loved it when they fell in the pond" Bobbi age 8

"I liked singing along to the songs" Neena age 4

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own!

I took my daughter and her two friends and they loved the whole fifty minutes of the show. From the farmer, ‘his daughter’, the scouse cat and all the other farmyard animals. Great audience engagement and participation, great catchy sing along tunes, and even the lovable and foolish baddies, plotting to steal the prize cow, were loved but received the expected boos when they appeared.

‘What the Ladybird Heard' is billed for kids aged 3 + but the two eight-year-olds I was with loved every minute, clapping, booing and cheering and bouncing around in their seats.

I also enjoyed it. A great piece of theatrical fun.

My only criticism was It could have been longer in length. Their was enough material within the fifty minutes of the production to pull out the suspense of the robbers.

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