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Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, The Old Rep

By Chris Smith 23/04 Updated: 04/05 12:29

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Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

The Old Rep, Birmingham

JULIA Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's books are among the best on the children's market.

And this new, and hugely entertaining, show by Bedfordshire-based theatre company Scamps sees performers Joseph Carey, Peta Dennis and Mathew Hamper bring to life four of their best - Monkey Puzzle, Squash and a Squeeze, Tiddler and the Smartest Giant in Town .

Using a simple set - two ladders, a plank of wood, a table and three boxes - and props which included a green handbag, a scarf and some animal shaped cushions the three captivated their young audience for a truly entertaining 55 minutes.

And the simplicity of this show is the key to its apparent success if the very few empty seats for this one-off performance was anything to go by.

Details of the rest of the tour are on www.scamptheatre.com while other children's shows coming up at the Birmingham Rep are online at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk.

Chris Smith

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