“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” Good fun is definitely in abundance in the Paul Taylor Mills production of The Cat in the Hat at Pleasance Courtyard for this years Edinburgh Fringe.
This tale translates brilliantly to the stage as two bored siblings on a rainy day are visited by a Cat with exceptional headwear intent on causing chaos around the house. Sally and her brother watch in amazement as the cat performs tricks and teases them by riding a bike inside, balancing the goldfish on an umbrella as furniture flies all around.
However, there is no real excitement or twists and turns, and the introduction of Thing 1 and Thing 2 is a welcome distraction as chaos erupts around the room. With beach balls and balloons flung into the audience from all angles, parents and children alike are intent on joining in as the characters dive around the audience.
A pure Seuss delight of a production which caused ripples of shrieks and giggles from those who love a little bit of chaos while Mum’s out!
The Cat in the Hat | Pleasance Courtyard | 13:10