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The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner
Wolverhampton Chronicle 9.01.87 Not a Boy Sprout in sight!
A smashing show for the kids this season performed on almost every West Midlander'sdoorstep seems too good to be true. Wolverhampton's Zip Theatre production of The plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner should be within your reach. Children will love this story featuring insects as the characters, against a simple, but effective set.
The underlying message is to highlight the cruelty of humans who indiscriminately spray insecticide to protect their garden, but fail to realise that without insects gardens could not possibly be pretty. Tired of being continually sprayed the insects vote to go on strike to teach the humans a lesson, saying: "We're creepy, we're creepy, but we're tough."
Led by an aggressive Slug (Gerard Doyle), Maggot (Dyll Ferraday), Greenfly (Bill Turner) and Busy Ant (Colin Dixon) the team encourage the children in the audience to play their part in the show. Charming Ladybird (Lesley Beaumont) and Red Admiral (Marc Finn) do their best to form a type of ACAS, again seeking the help of the children in their work.
Each of the entertaining cast successfully bring out the characters of their creatures, the children loving every minute, although the more sensitive might be taken aback by the sometimes enthusiastic performance.
Director Jon Lingard-
This is excellent entertainment, especially for those children who don't have the
luxury of seeing a professional pantomime this Christmas-
School show is just so wizard -
Express and Star 01.10.2003 -
Wolverhampton's Zip Theatre, currently on a fully booked seven week tour of the region's
schools, continue to go from strength to strength with this -
With a cast of just five energetic and engaging performers, Citz -
As Semolina Alexander and Prunella Parsons, Eleanor Gray and Amy Butler tuned into
the wavelength of young girls -
Clever stuff, and a great way of entertaining and educating youngsters.