I spent May bank holiday Monday morning with two very excited little girls. The littlest was excited because her big cousin was excited. The biggest was excited because we were going to see Tree Fu Tom. LIVE… “Not like at the cinema!”
I’m not well up on anything CBBC at the moment, as we rarely get past CBeebies when channel hopping, however my lovely niece (Big Cousin Vista) filled me in on the way.
“The naughty Mushas are bad and Tom gets his belt and it glows and you say the words and he wins”
Fabulous… Let’s get this show on the road.
Although completely fabulous, Ariela and Squirmtum got some seriously heavy looking costumes. That said, they didn’t look to be struggling at all and it really did add to the magic.
Friends: Twigs, Zigzoo, Ariela, Squirmtum
Foes: The Mushas
Tree Fu Tom is everything I imagined from a Children’s BBC show. Fun, laughter, mild peril and a happy equilibrium.
However, at a few points Tom’s normal actions and magic skills were not enough to overcome the challenges in the form of an unruly lake and a big rock… he needed his friends.The audience was encouraged to get up and copy Tom’s Tree Fu moves to help create ‘Big World Magic’.
Big Cousin Vista thrilled to help and although was a little shy at first, she soon overcame her nerves and scream at the top of her lungs at the stage like every other child there. I was thrilled to be able to scream “THEY’RE BEHIND YOU”!
The girls LOVED every minute. As did all of the other children in the audience. By using audience participation from the onset, all of the children were engaged and joined in with the “funny parts” without prompt.
And hence the Theatre Royal was transformed into a noisy pre-teen paradise!
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