Hilltop musical fails to scale the heights
This article is from 2012.
Growing up on a mountain side, the eponymous goat is too young and timid to jump off a rock, until he’s called upon to rescue a stranded sheep, and discovers his hero within. Jamie Rix’s picture book adapts well for the stage, and there’s certainly no shortage of energy from the young cast, with Alex Foott, who doubles as Giddy’s older brother and an amusing frog, shining brightest.
But there’s not a single memorable song here, nor one piece of audience interaction that serves the plot in any way – all of it put there purely for the sake of it, and therefore feeling slightly forced. For some inexplicable reason, Lucy Burke (Giddy) turns into an American every time she sings, and the whole show feels like a triumph of gleam over substance.
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