We entered the Studio Theatre to find a set of seemingly precariously stacked ladders, adorned with an eclectic selection of books that were carefully balanced on the wooden rungs. Beautifully lit, the space was instantly magical, setting a tone that did not disappoint. The young audience giggled, gasped and watched on with awe as the set came to life with three characters who embodied the ingenuity of the set design with skillful moments of circus and dance. Books became costumes, hats and performers in their own right, much to the delight of a young girl sat behind us who proclaimed 'That's funny!'. Indeed it was.
Though only 19 months old, there has been much book studying in our house since from my daughter. The possibility of the page has become much more than just the words and pictures on it, the stories that are being written as we read the books are just as exciting. A great chapter to add to any upbringing would be to watch this performance as it tours the UK in the next few months.