REVIEWS

‘A charming journey full of fabulous musicianship’

Three Weeks

‘Full of musicality and vitality this is a little gem’

Edinburgh Festivals for Kids

‘Mythical, magical and funny’

— Kids at the Fest

‘A loving masterpiece’

— Rosy Lamb, artist and children’s author of Paul meets Bernadette

‘When we were flying on the piano, we were still in Forest Row really, weren’t we?’

— Delia

 

from our audiences

‘The best children’s show ever!’

‘A perfect, perfect show that needs to be seen everywhere!’

‘Utterly spellbinding — you had us all in the palm of your hand.’

‘So magic, so fun and full of subtle nuances.’

‘Such a wonderful gift to the world.’

‘Mummy that was wonderful!!! When is the next concert?’

MEDIA REVIEWS

 

‘Through charming and mesmerising shadow puppetry, together with exceptionally talented musical accompaniments, any audience big or small will be won over by this engaging and unexpected story telling. The deceptively simple cast of two skilfully draw us into lands inhabited by flamboyant characters who help in the search for the missing music, which children in the audience shape with their suggestions. A musical carrot and an ink squirting octopus are part of the eclectic cast. You will be swept away by their charm and ingenuity backed by familiar classical favourites. Subtle and appealing, this calming and gentle show succeeded in winning the children's attention. It will appeal to children from 4 - 94. Full of musicality and vitality this is a little gem; and is very highly recommended. Grab it now, ends Sunday!'

Edinburgh Festivals for Kids  ★ ★ ★ ★

‘The spirit of the piano has lost his music, so little girl Zizi undertakes to help him get it back. Adventure ensues, their journeys represented through light puppetry and clever projection. We learn about the nature of music with the aid of various suggestions solicited from the younger members of the audience. It is a charming journey full of fabulous musicianship.’

Three Weeks  ★ ★ ★ ★

‘It was very magical and it felt like a very special experience […] I Piano really inspired me to keep on playing piano myself, even when it gets quite tough. And it made me realise that music is everywhere and can be in anything or everything.’

Kids at the Fest (child reviewer team) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

AUDIENCE REVIEWS (POSTED ONLINE)

‘Just lovely. A clever story that takes you from 1) understanding the notes to 2) looking at the world around you to 3) expressing your emotions. Clever, poignant, and hugely accessible. Both my 9 year old and my 6 year old loved it and both love the piano but struggle to keep practicing and “their music”... this show has provided us with a shared story for finding your own piano voice and adventure... plus the shadow puppetry is charming and beautiful and gives the show a real “homemade” / low-fi style of faery charm. Like most really lovely heart felt art, it's so simple but often magical. Also, a great venue - an amphitheater made out of dismantled and up cycled pianos.’

— Chris Mitchell, Fringe Review

‘We saw this delightful show today, the kids loved it and were totally engrossed from start to finish. It is a delightful mix of music, clever and beautiful shadow puppetry and enough audience interaction to keep wriggly children entertained. I enjoyed it as much as the kids! The magical Pianodrome was the perfect setting for this fab show...go see it!

— Niamh Walshe, Fringe Review

‘What an absolute delight this show was! My 6 year old and his 5 year old pal and his big sister (8) loved the story of how the piano had lost its music, and the quest to find it again. Told with piano, movement and puppetry. A must-see for every parent and child who loves music, loves the sound of piano played beautifully, or loves the feelings and magic you get from music .... 5 stars! Don't be deterred by the trip to Pianodrome on Pitt Street - it's a secret wonderland!’

— Claire Daly, Fringe Review