Lollipopman and the Rabbit of Doom (3 stars)


This article is from 2006.

Any stage show that relies heavily on technology is always a bit of a worry. And the interaction between live performer and unpredictable animated projections occasionally inhibits the flow of this unlikely superhero romp.

That said, this is an enjoyable tale, centred around Pops the lollipop man who lives on P Street, and whose alter-ego is the heroic, pointy-moustached Lollipopman. He’s got his work cut out for him, attempting to foil the machinations of villainous slob, Scrappy Joe, the vindictive Fat Cat and a terrifying rabbit, all of whom are out to cause mayhem on the roads.

Phil Sheppard is an engaging performer, and his expressive illustrations fully complement the colourful story. For those who can’t get enough of Lollipopman, there’s a picture book to accompany the show. (Allan Radcliffe)

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 20 Aug, 11am, £5.50-£6 (£4.50-£5).

This article is from 2006.


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