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Oi Frog and Friends review

Are you sitting comfortably? The Young Londoner joins Cat, Dog and Frog at Sittingbottom school for a rhyme filled, song packed show celebrating the bestselling books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. 

Oi Frog is the action packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books. The audience join in on the action on a new day at Sittingbottom school and it seems Cat is very much in charge, with Dog obediently following the rules.

Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gophers sit on sofas. But Frog – well Frog doesn’t fancy sitting on a log. A log seems rather uncomfortable for this Frog. So he sets out on a chaotic and amusing poetic verse writing adventure as he challenges Cat and rewrites the rules and his own fate.

There’s plenty of audience interaction; beach balls may bounce of your head, water may squirt into the audience and there are panto moments a plenty when little Londoners or their parents can get involved and help Frog find a suitable rhyme.

The audience was delighted and this little Londoner had many moments of laugh out loud delight at the alliteration, the creative puppetry and the song and dance performed by the energetic actors.

“Where’s the dog?” The Young Londoner asked after the pooch wizzed off the stage and into the audience just past us. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the grand finale as we had a toilet emergency.

How are we unfamiliar with this joyous laugh-out loud tale of rhyming chaos? I thought to myself as we left the theatre and went out to the nearest Foyles to buy the book for ourselves.

Oi Frog & Friends! is created for the stage by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes it is a 55 minute show filled with fun for ages 3 and above (although younger children may also enjoy it). There is also a large buggy park (without any stairs) AND with baby changing facilities on site.

Oi Frog & Friends is on at the Lyric Theatre until Sunday 5th of January and tickets start at £15.50 more info and booking here.