Tanya Browne and her family enjoy a first visit to The Egg for a production aimed at children six months to four years
My husband and I along with our 20-month-old daughter and newborn son were lucky enough to visit The Egg in Bath to see the production of the Midnight Mole.
The Egg is a lovely warm and welcoming theatre. We were greeted by happy enthusiastic staff who checked our tickets and advised on where to leave our double buggy. We were a little early but took advantage of the cafe and had a lovely white americano.
We got our call 15 minutes before the show started and headed to the top floor of the building to the Roper Room. We took our shoes off and went into the room to take a sit on some comfy cushions and beanbags. The set was great and our little girl was mesmerised from the moment she stepped in. She could not take her eyes off from the performance and especially the mole. It was very colourful and easy for her to follow. Our baby boy loved the lights and then decided to take a nap while listening to the calm background music of the show.
The story of Madame Ranevsky saying goodbye for last time to her garden before moving house with Mole leading her on their last adventure is just wonderful for the little ones and as an adult I too was entertained. We enjoyed how the characters are so close to the public making the children smile, laugh and even jump with excitement.
I would definitely recommend this performance for families with young children. We all had a wonderful time and the smile on my daughter face throughout the show was priceless.
Midnight Mole appears in the Roper Room at The Egg Theatre, Bath until 7th January. For more details and to book tickets, go to www.theatreroyal.org.uk/events/midnight-mole/