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Babe: The Sheep Pig

This production has a lot going for it. The cast are great, the puppetry and design is excellent and the story is (of course) a knockout. And whilst I would heartily encourage children of all ages to see it, it comes with a caveat. There are scenes that WILL unnerve them (parent research advisable I’d say). The sheep rustler puppet is particularly sinister looking (but is a fantastic puppet and excellently portrayed by the handler). The evening show could have started an hour earlier as tiredness crept in (7pm start/9pm finish) but the climax is raucous and energetic. My five year old was entranced, never bored and thoroughly enjoyed it… as did I.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 24 March 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆
Lee Stevens

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