Thursday, June 5, 2014

I Theatre - Dotty the Dragon Review

“Do you believe in dragons? I do, I do…” And so did the children who watched the play as they sang along with the actors that afternoon.

Dotty the Dragon is a friendly baby dragon who lives in a castle high up in the mountain with her not-so-friendly father. Dotty longs to go to the village and play with the children. Against the wishes of her father, she snuck out one day and paid the villagers a surprise visit.

Along the way, Dotty made friends and convinced the villagers with her sincerity. As a gesture of appreciation, the villagers planned for a surprise party for Dotty. Everyone had a great time, which is until the peals of laughter reached the ears of Dotty’s father who realised that Dotty was gone…

Presented by the Blunderbus team (the same folks who brought us ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’), the 55-min play entertains with its lively puppets and songs. Be prepared for lots of audience interaction – from mingling with the audience before the start of the play...

to singing along and to the sounding of dragon alarm; the parents were also not spared in participation.

The story line and props are simple and but what made it fun for the children were the actors. Energetic with some physical comedy, the Blunderbus actors were quick witted and entertaining. 

If you are looking for adult humor, there is not so much of it in this play as the play is more suitable for young children and I personally feel for those who are as young as 2. The only part that was loud was when Dotty’s father went to the village looking for her and even then, there were no crying children amongst the crowd. Though Dumpling has been watching plays more for her age (5+), I was surprised to hear her laughing at the actors’ antics and playful pranks. A quick look around the theatre confirmed my observation that the older children enjoyed it too. Of course, one of the highlights was photo opportunity with Dotty herself. :)

Be prepared for a splattering fun time (in all sense of the word *hint hint*) with your younger kiddos.

Date: 3 – 8 June 2014 
Duration: 55mins with no interval
Most suitable for: 3 to 6 year olds
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3, Singapore National Library

You can purchase your tickets from Sistic here. You can read about reviews of previous I Theatre's productions here

Disclaimer: We were invited to watch the production and give our opinions of it. We were not compensated for the post. All opinions expressed are entirely ours.   

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