Sooty Christmas Show
Sooty, Sweep and Soo have entertained generations of children and as soon as the lights went down at the Garrick Theatre, another group of children became instant fans. Richard Cadell who has been Sooty's "right hand man" for the last 12 years soon had the audience screaming delightedly "he's behind you" as he looked for the naughty bear, the incorrigible dog and the sophisticated panda: Sooty, Sweep and Soo. Only Soo speaks – beautifully voiced by Brenda Longman – of course so Richard Cadell interprets for them.
As it's Christmas there's a cake to be made, and much hilarity ensues wth flour and cream. The children loved the gentle humour, slapstick fun and "old fashioned set". Harriet at 20 months was enchanted. She joined in the clapping, shouting and was laughing happily.
Giving Richard time to get cleaned up, Uncle Harry (Harry Barrett) from the circus appeared with his performing budgies which were genuinely funny.
Then it was back to the trio of puppets and a debate about whether Santa would arrive – by this time Soo, wanting to look her best has changed her dress three times!
Santa arrived and left presents for everyone including Harry the Robot, who'd made an earlier appearance, and all the children who received a Sooty goody bag as they left the theatre.
An excellent hour's entertainment which had the adults smiling too!
Sooty Christmas Show perfomance details.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥