in the Sky
Wolsey Studio, St George's Street, Ipswich
Friday 31st December 2004
11am and 2pm
Office: 01473 295900
or online at: www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
you'd asked me a week ago if a three-year-old would enjoy a trip
to the theatre and not want to leave half way through the show then
I'd be doubtful.
has just turned three and doesn't sit still for long in front of
the TV, let alone somewhere like the New Wolsey Studio.
I'm pleased to say she was fascinated by Upstairs in the Sky and
didn't budge until the show was over. The story is aimed at 3-5
year olds and it was simple and fun.
as delivery workers, Keddy Sutton (Her) and Anthony Best (Him) appeared
from behind a black curtain with a large cardboard box. They took
bits of coloured cloth, cardboard tubes and more boxes, cotton wool,
plastic pots, string and all sort of other bits and bobs out of
the large box.
with the 'stairs' from the story
these "props" Keddy and Anthony told a story about Princess
Veronica and her grandfather King Jim that took you from a tall
tower block to the clouds in the sky.
story sounded like they were making it up as they went along, taking
inspiration from the boxes, and bits of cloth.
The result was magical and has made me remember how much fun I used
to have as a kid playing with empty cardboard boxes.
show lasted about 40 minutes and when it was over the audience could
play with the "props".
you have a three-year-old and were thinking of taking them to a
panto, think again! Grace would never have sat through a two hour
pantomime, but she loved every minute of Upstairs in the Sky.
She wants to go to the theatre again, and I'll be looking out for
more shows aimed at her age group. Who knows maybe we will even
go to a traditional panto next year.
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