The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business
- Kelly Apter
- 8 August 2010
This article is from 2010.
Making a song and dance about poo
This perennial favourite from Kipper Tie Theatre never loses its spark, thanks to a constant supply of young audiences, and a fresh crop of actors to deliver it.
Based on Werner Holzwarth’s popular picture book, the story opens with a hit and run toilet stop on Mole’s head – and it’s wall to wall poo from there on. A Spanish bird, Californian surfer dude goat, operatic pig and cockney flies are just some of the creatures questioned by Mole on his quest to track down the guilty party.
Without strong characterisation this show would flounder, but the three talented performers switch from one animal to the next with ease. The witty song lyrics and well-placed repetitive lines (always a hit with little ones) are sometimes marred by poor acoustics, but otherwise Holzwarth’s scatological tale has been very well served.
C, 0845 260 1234, until 30 Aug, 10am, £6.50–£8.50 (£4.50–£7.50).