As part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival the Playshop Performance Company presents Grimm Bedtime Stories.

I took along my three children aged 6, 10 and 12 on Saturday and I’ll allow them to share their experience. Let me say that as an adult I found it super enjoyable and laugh out loud funny. There were heaps of gags including a few subtle ones for the grown-ups in the audience. The show had a small cast, and they were energetic and talented. It is aimed to 5-10 year olds, but we found the 6, 10, 12 and 42 year old all thought it was excellent.

There is only one more show, this Saturday the 16 May. Get down to it!


Malo, 10:
When we came in to the theatre I was asked to do a drawing of a witch. It wasn’t the best witch I had ever drawn. We got some chips, sat down for a bit then a staff memeber said to us that we could go in. When we went in I thought that the set was very creative. Then it started. It was a great performance and it was about the best play I have ever seen (not that I”ve seen many). Note to self: watch more plays. But it was really great. Five starts great show for the little kids #lol

Finn, 12:
I am 12 years old. I went to the Hannah Theatre to watch “Grimm Bedtime Stories”. When we went inside we were asked to do drawings of treasure, witches, food and monsters. I drew some treasure, these pictures were later incorporated into the play. We soon went into the theatre, the stage was sset up with two beds and a set of drawers (all made from cardboard).

The play was about two kids who invited the “brothers Grimm” to share stories. There was live music from “Ludwig Grimm”. He played a variety of instruments including a guitar, an accordion and a cymbal.

The play was hilarious and well acted. I would recommend it to anyone 6-106.