By Sheila Ruskin and David Wood
1st – 3rd April 2004
Solihull Methodist Church Hall

A most glorious, galoobrious and utterly crumbobblious Musical Play for Children of All Ages based on Edward Lear’s verses and stories.

Brimming over with fun, this play follows the Owl and the Pussycat on their quest for a ring and someone to marry them. They meet a whole host of Lear’s amazing characters (including the Dong with the Luminous Nose, the Quangle Wangle and the Runcible Spoon) whilst trying to evade capture by the villainous, hissable Plum Pudding Flea.

Please note that the photos below are from rehearsals


Comments from our audience

It sounds as though our audience really enjoyed it judging by the unsolicited comments received by email!

Brill! Fantastic choreography & costumes, talented tots & big’uns, terrific ad-libs from the Cubs!

Brilliant! Super to see and hear the response from the younger members of the audience they were utterly captivated. As were the older members!!!

A delightful, fun-filled, joyous event – wonderful to see all the children & young people joining in so enthusiastically & professionally. What a bonus for the Church to see so many people of all ages & talents working together in harmony & to such good effect.

Fan dabby dozy – educational too. Now I know that honey is spelt with an H

Discombusteously placeshakingly mentalplodingly actingtastically ireffutably vavavoom, it yomped.

It was excellent, lively, intelligent, stimulating! What more could anyone want.

ABSOLUTELY SPLENDIFEROUS!! I thought the young people were so professional and enthusiastic… a high standard and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good to see so many people from the church family supporting in different ways…. props, music, costume, choreography, technical… as well as taking part on stage… and some new faces involved. Thanks to all concerned.

My boy was in the show – wearing tights and make-up and encouraged to be evil. Is this really what I bring him to church for? Several times a week!