Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Jenny
What they say: Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.
The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm.
After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is… yourself.
What we say: “A brilliant family musical that had lots of great puppetry, lovely singing and clever stage props.
Animalcolm is about a boy called Malcolm who didn’t like animals, which was a problem because his family loved them and their house was full of pets of all shapes and sizes. On his his 11th birthday all he wished for was a COOL LAPTOP… but they bought him a chinchilla instead!
The Year Six school trip was approaching, Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for him to go…but they did, he was so excited until he discovered it was a trip to a FARM!
What follows is a school trip like no other, where Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone, and where he has an encounter with a magical goat who sees him transform from boy to beast. Malcolm turns from tortoise, to cat, to pig, to sheep, to pigeon – he learns the importance of not judging animals based on appearance.
It had lots of ‘Dad-style’ jokes and jokes about kids’ obsession with text acronyms. The six cast members were bright, energetic and fun. The audience loved the pair of tortoises who stole the show with their shell-patterned backpacks, looking like geriatric teenage mutant ninja turtles!
Age range: 6-8 years.”
For more information of tour dates, venues and to book visit www.storypockettheatre.co.uk
We were given complimentary tickets to see AniMalcolm – all comments and opinions are our own.