Children's show Twinkle Twonkle combines educational with entertaining (4 stars)

This article is from 2010

Children's show Twinkle Twonkle combines educational with entertaining

Adventure in the sky at night

Imparting information in a show, without turning your stage into a classroom, is no mean feat. Given the enormous amount of facts and figures we learn during Twinkle Twonkle, it really is astounding that this doesn’t feel ‘educational’ – just entertaining.

Stella is obsessed with the solar system; younger brother Ryan is obsessed with nursery rhymes. Put the two together and what do you get? A lively romp through outer space where the man in the moon (and the cow that jumped over it) join forces with star constellation Cassiopeia and The Big Bang (or The Big Sneeze as it’s referred to here).

Two excellent actors and an innovative set ensure that, despite the heavy subject matter, this show stays as light as a feather – and is just as informative for adults as it is for children.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 30 Aug (not 18 & 25), 2pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Twinkle Twonkle

  • 4 stars

Stella loves the stars. But one night her brother Ryan looks through their telescope and sees a cow jumping over the moon. And the Great Bear and the Little Bear have been joined by a medium-sized bear… Something is wrong in the night sky. Ryan wishes on a star, extends the telescope all the way and starts climbing up…