★★★★★ So glad we decided to bring our nearly 5 year old to see The Enormous Turnip today. It was simply fantastic. Children and grown ups laughing all the way through. Wish we had gone to see it weeks ago so that we could have come and watched it again!
★★★★★ Such a fantastic production of the enormous turnip! Talented, engaging actors. Wonderful puppetry & singing. Our children and us laughed and clapped throughout. A brilliant day, thank you SO much:) We can’t wait to see the Gingerbread Man next!
★★★★★ Yet again, utterly amazing show for all the family!!! We will be booking again, it’s now a family tradition
“My husband daughter and 2 grandchildren really enjoyed the show today. My little grandson is 3 and this was his first theatre visit. The cast were wonderful their interaction before during and after the show will make this a memorable day. My grandson was thrilled to wear the mouse puppet and to see the turnip close up.”
“They loved the show and sat transfixed”
“Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm are sprouting up left, right and centre … Children’s theatre veterans Stuff and Nonsense have taken the classic tale…and turned it into a jolly two-hander full of wry smiles and bendy legs… as wholesome and warming as Dotty Chickweed’s vegetable soup and just as yummy.”
The Stage, Dec 2011
“Energetic acting, puppetry and an inventive set from Stuff and Nonsense help to re-port the much loved tale of the enormous turnip. The story is a simple one, enlivened by charming songs. You’ll leave wishing all cauliflowers could talk.”
The Londonist, Dec 2011
“…what an enchanting hour we share in the company of Raymond and Dottie Chickweed. It’s all very gentle, an enormously welcome relief from all those manic kids’ shows on TV. And Edwina Bridgeman’s simple set – a shed, a tree, a lantern, a kind of auricula theatre for the vegetable plot and a washing line on which hang three pairs of brightly coloured socks – provides everything necessary for our disbelief to be suspended.
There are songs, a gentle guitar strumming in the background, two very likeable performances from our nearly-retired couple and the enormous turnip proves very impressive indeed. Exeunt several dozen delighted children, their parents and one critic.”
The Stage, Dec 2009