Young Critics Review 2019 – Peter Rabbit (by Sophie Swallow)
Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure
The Peter Rabbit storytelling was a fun, interactive show that all of the children really enjoyed. Just before the show began, the narrator and the musicians talked to all of the kids and showed them how they played the instruments which were all in the violin family. One of the musicians put bunny ears and a carrot on their instrument, which was a nice touch! Oscar the narrator was a lively, funny person who the audience found very entertaining. He used big gestures which the younger spectators understood: He ran through the audience and went on and under chairs! Whilst narrating interactively, the man also portrayed Peter’s emotions humorously. The delicate music enchanted the children and they were in awe of how beautifully the ladies played their instruments. Many of the younger congregation insisted that when they grew up they would play a musical instrument. There was a mixture of high and low notes in the pieces of music. The performance was great for younger people. A funny show that many can enjoy. The musical adventure was amazing and I really recommend it.
By Sophie Swallow (age 9)