Review: Go Noah Go!, at Little Angel Theatre
23 November, 2017 — By Angela Cobbinah
THE Old Testament story of Noah’s Ark is brought to life in this charming revival of Go Noah Go! combining puppetry, song and a good dose of humour.
Based on John Agard’s book, which transports Mr and Mrs Noah to the Caribbean via playful rhymes and illustrations (by Judy Brown), it features puppet masters Duane Gooden and Amanda Wright in a wonderful variety of roles, from the mightiest gods to the lowliest animal.
The centrepiece of Lyndie Wright’s stage set is a colourful ark big enough to provide a home for the Noah family and two of each animal, and stable enough to withstand elephant throwing his weight about.
There’s plenty of opportunity for audience participation. Director Peter Savizon has written a range of catchy songs to sing along with, and even the shyest child will enjoy helping to load the ark with the 50 or so carved animals featured or standing in as wave machines.
First staged in the 1990s, the show proved to be one of the theatre’s most successful productions and this one looks like following suit.
Suitable for children aged 5-10.
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