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Synopsis

Show
Zoom!
Dates
November to February
Runtime
50 minutes approx
Suitable for ages 3 to 8 and their families
Zoom!

Molly knows everything about space. All the planets and their moons; even the number of Saturn's rings. EVERYTHING!

Molly is definitely, absolutely going to be an astronaut when she grows up.

But when, one wintry night, Molly meets a visitor from outer space she realises she still has a lot to learn about looking after our very own planet, Earth.

"Zoom!" is a new play for children aged 3-8 years with music, songs and puppetry. A gentle introduction for young children into ways they can help to protect their environment.

Hare & Tortoise "a show full of warmth and charm" - The Stage
★★★★

There are currently no reviews of Zoom!, but here's a review from a previous production...

Following the success of Pied Piper Theatre’s Burglar Bill last year, this new two hander for very young children follows a similar format. There is little dialogue in Hare and Tortoise, lots of physicality and gentle joking, a neat narrative shape and some catchy songs. And it all sits very happily in the Yvonne Arnaud’s child-friendly studio space.

Catherine Chapman’s designs – flowers, snow, carrots, russet leaves, and more – underpin the seasonal progression, once Tortoise has emerged from hibernation and we await the famous race.

Ebony Feare is a deliciously charismatic tortoise, languorous with an impressive range of reptilian faces and stances and a resonant singing voice. Stefan Stuart’s ever impatient hare, more boyish than leporine, makes for an appropriately lively contrast despite his weaker singing voice.

Tuneful songs and accompanying music range from folk to Mozart, with lots of violin and piano in the backing; the show makes entertaining live use of Feare’s steel pan skills too.

Like most of Tina Williams’ work for the company she founded 30 years ago, Hare and Tortoise is a show full of warmth and charm, which at the opening performance had the school party of five and six year olds, which constituted most of the audience, engaged, gasping and laughing.