Thursday, 13 November 2008

Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat, Nov 13, 2008

Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat
By Monkey Baa adapted from a book by Stephen Michael King
Where and When: Fairfax Studio, Victorian Arts Centre, Nov 10-14, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
Stars: ***1/2

About 600 primary school children saw Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat at the Fairfax over five days. 

Three lively performers directed by John Saunders and accompanied by musician, Trevor Brown, engage and delight the children. 

It is a simple, whimsical story about Milli (Crystal Hegedis) a young boot maker who is bored senseless with making plain old work boots. Milli’s great love is creating new playthings from discarded objects. 

When travelling performers, Jack (Tony Harvey) and his Dancing Cat (Vincent Hooper) arrive in town Milli exchanges new boots for dance lessons and makes two new friends.  The tiny tots were captivated for the entire hour of song, dance and slapstick.

By Kate Herbert

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