The Little Lost Frog & the Xmas Wish
Co-produced with Loop Dance, Play on Words Theatre Company and the Brook Theatre.
It’s Christmas Eve, and the Little Lost Frog can’t find his way home.
Designed specifically for 3-6 year olds, this interactive, multi-sensory, promenade performance featured lights that flew in the sky and waterfalls that created a magic rainbow.
Children collected twinkling lights and silk strips of colour from around the set, then danced by the riverside to help the Little Lost Frog find his way home.
There is no doubt about it - everyone is mesmerised'Total Theatre Magazine
‘Wow, we’re in fairyland!’
This inspired promenade show for very young children is immersive as well as interactive and uses three different areas of the Brook auditorium. When an entranced child, aged perhaps three, is led into the third set and spontaneously gasps “Wow! We’re in fairyland”, which is what happened at the performance I saw, the cast and other creatives can rest assured they’re doing a good job.
Mark Conway’s very appealing bright green, Lycra-clad, homesick little frog who is afraid of the water – a character every child can identify with – wants to get home to his mother for Christmas. It’s a gentle, traditional quest story in which every child in the audience helps the frog to find the light and water, as they’ve decided he needs to build a rainbow that will take him home. It’s more like a game than a play.
But the very best aspect of this show is the magical – a word often overused at this time of year but apt here – sets, which envelop marvelling children in a world of forests of illuminated trees, descending lights, ribbons, coloured lanterns and a lot more. I thought I was in fairyland, too.
Natalie Bond / Performer
Irina Borisova / Designer
Darren Clark / Composer
Mark Conway / Performer
Miriam Cooper / Performer & Writer
Nancy Hirst / Director & Writer