Who doesn’t love Quentin Blake? Besides his gorgeous illustrations for Roald Dahl books, he has written and illustrated a fair number of books. And one of his books, Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave, has now been made into a fun family show. If you’re not familiar with the Mrs Armitage books, she has a few adventures – on the road and on wheels. And her ordinary but extraordinary adventure surfing a big wave does not disappoint.
We went to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave at Watermans arts centre in Brentford. It is such a lovely venue, with a restaurant, cinema and theatre, and parking. The play consisted of two actresses who took on the roles, along with a screen as the background. The show is recommended for children up to eight years old. My four-year old and eight-year old both loved it. Moozles and Dubz thoroughly enjoyed the 60-minute show. Not only was it entertaining but it sparked their imaginations.
If you are thinking of going to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave, it is currently playing in selected venues in London (and St Albans) until the 30 October 2016. You can book tickets on the Gaga Theatre website. It would make a fun family outing during the upcoming half-term break.
We were invited to view the show for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.