Poggle (Barrowland Ballet and Macrobert Arts Centre)
By Bruce Blacklaw | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016
“Mischief maker, maker of fun” as the refrain has it, the eponymous Poggle is a friendly woodland creature who helps fearful Vince explore the forest (after a preamble in which he feather dusts most of the audience and blows bubbles while standing on his head in box). A magical, gently riotous forty minutes of dance and music ensues – from samba to Shooglenifty – choreographed and executed very well indeed. My co-reviewer Connie (aged 21 months), sat enraptured throughout. Her considered view afterwards was “good fun” and, given her current vocabulary, there is literally no higher praise. If you have a little one, they’ll love this. If not, borrow one for an hour and pop along to ‘Poggle’. You’ll love it too.
Dance Base, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | Bruce Blacklaw