Shark in the Park

Aug 18 2016 | By More

★★★☆☆    Lively

Assembly George Square Theatre (Venue 8): Thurs 4 – Mon 29 Aug 2016
Junior review by Cora Dibdin

Shark in the Park is a lively show with songs for children.

The show is based on a book by Nick Sharratt. It also has Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day in it. They are all short picture books about the same boy.

Kate Barnett as Timothy Pope, Photo Paul Watt

Kate Barnett as Timothy Pope, Photo Paul Watt

The boy is called Timothy Pope. He goes to the park and looks through his telescope. Everything he sees he thinks it is a shark.

Nick Sharratt is famous for his drawings which are colourful and funny and he has drawn the covers for most of Jacqueline Wilson’s books, as well as lots of other books. The scenery is like a big version of the pictures in the Shark in the Park books. It shows a park with a pond and some ducks. It also changes into Timothy’s bedroom.

There are three players in it – Timothy, his dad and all the other characters. There is lots and lots of singing in it.

It is not as good as the book if you read the book first. If you have not read it you might think the play is better. There are things in the play that aren’t in the book. In the show Timothy really wants to see a shark.

It is best for children aged five and under. Two and three year olds will really like it and will find it more funny than older children.

Running time: 1 hour (no interval)
Assembly George Square Theatre, George Square, EH8 9LH (Venue 8)
Thursday 4 – Monday 29 August 2016
Daily (not 15), 10am.
Book tickets on the EdFringe website:
Nonsense Room website:
Shark in the Park facebook page: sharkintheparkshow
Twitter: @Nroomproduction

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