If there’s one person who knows about how to engage children through drama, dance, music and funny voices, it’s Gemma Sharp of Hoglets Theatre. After all, that’s what she specialises in during her Hoglets classes for little ones across the city every week. So it was no surprise to us that her new show, A Midsummer Night’s Mischief, hit the spot with its young audience.
Playing to a packed audience at Explore York Library, the trio of energetic actors brought the classic Shakespeare tale to life in a short but sweet re-telling with plenty of sparkle, song and silliness. The fact that there’s a character called Bottom was a bonus all round! Even our eldest (9), who’s almost certainly at the (very) upper limit of the target age had to begrudingly admit that he enjoyed it. It’s another Hoglets hit, and we’re looking forward to the next one. Visit the Hoglets website here.