Cat and No Mouse

This article is from 2007.

Double act cabaret for kids

As one half of children’s theatre company, Tall Stories, Toby Mitchell has had a considerable amount of Fringe success. Add to that his penchant for one-man comedy shows such as A British Guide to World Peace, and he’s a very busy man. He’s not too busy to dash off another helping of kids theatre, however, as Cat and No Mouse will ably prove.

‘The show was originally developed with Tall Stories – and then ran off in its own unique direction,’ explains writer and director, Mitchell. ‘And now it’s a bit like Morecambe and Wise crossed with Tom and Jerry, telling stories from the Brothers Grimm.’

Featuring storytelling, comedy, dance numbers and magic tricks, Cat and No Mouse follows the feuding exploits of a double act who constantly disagree. ‘The show is all about the possibilities of storytelling,’ says Mitchell. ‘The strange places you can take a simple story, and whether two unequal characters can ever really be friends.’

C, 0845 2601234, 3–27 Aug (not 13), 10.30am, £6.60–£8.50 (£4.50–£6.50).

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