There are no less than three exclamation marks in the title of the Go!Go!Go! Show, a brand new musical for the toddler to tween market.
Yup, it’s that type of show – literally bursting with gusto and good, squeaky clean fun.
There’s a heavyweight roster of talent behind the production, with choreography by Paul Domaine (Sugababes, The Saturdays), writing by Dean Wilkinson (CBeebies, Ant & Dec), and music from Mike Stock and Steve Crosby (Stock Aitken & Waterman, Steps). If any of those names scream ‘cheese fest’ to you, then you’re probably not the target demographic.
But if you don’t mind a dip in the old fondue (come on, who could resist Steps?), and you want to put a genuine grin on your little ones’ faces, then skip on over to the Leicester Square Theatre this summer.
The plot, for what it’s worth, is something about a sock-munching Fluffalope that’s discovered by our gang of five: dizzy blonde Gemma, clipboard Holly, songbird Kirsten, martial artist Steve and magic man Carl.
There’s not much in terms of subtext or story development for adults, so I must admit zoning out a couple of times. However my four-year-old was surprisingly up to speed. In fact Ezra was so hooked that at the interval, he refused to budge from his seat.
‘I want to watch the show, Mummy!’
Only 17 months, Jed was equally caught up. Aside from a few bouts of restlessness, he sat happily on my lap waving his glow stick, pointing, humming and clapping along.
The highlights of the show for me were in the second half: a couple of song and dance numbers that were true pop gems and what can only be described as a ‘sock it to ’em’ finale that had everyone out of their seats.
For Ezra, it was the Fluffalope sightings and the chance to meet the cast afterwards. You couldn’t hold my little man back.
I think he’s got a crush on that Gemma.
On the Spot
Maureen, mum to Rhys, aged 9
‘It was loads of fun, I enjoyed all the singing and dancing and would definitely recommend it. The only thing is that it’s really hot inside the theatre!’ Rhys added: ‘My favourite character is Steve because he does karate’. (We think the correct name was Itchi Oo, Rhys!)
For further details of show times and how to book tickets, visit the website at www.gogogo.tv.
**Win Tickets to See the Show**
We have 2 FAMILY TICKETS (for four people each) to give away. All you have to do is answer this question.
What is the name of the sock stealing creature in The Go! Go! Go! Show?
A. The Sock Nabber
B. The Fluffalope
C. The Puppet
Simply leave your answer in the comments below by deadline 12 noon GMT on Tues August 10, 2010. Winner will be picked at random and notified via email and on the blog.
Terms & Conditions:
The promoter of this Competition is www.babesabouttown.com. This competition is open to all, other than employees (and their families) of www.babesabouttown.com, The Show 4 Kids PLC and their agents. No Purchase necessary to enter the competition, only one entry per person at one address will be accepted. The closing date of the competition is 10 August 2010. All prizes must be accepted as offered. There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise. Winners must be prepared to co-operate with publicity arising as a result of winning a competition. The winner will be drawn from random from the entries with the correct answer and the winner will receive 1 family ticket entitling 4 people to see THE GO!GO!GO! SHOW at The Leicester Square Theatre, 2 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX, on or after 10th August 2010. The winner will be contacted by phone or by e-mail to select and confirm the day they wish to see the show. By entering the competition you are deemed to have accepted the rules of the competition. Only the winner’s data will be passed to The Show 4 Kids PLC. Details of the winners name and county will be displayed on www.babesabouttown.com after 10 August 2010.