The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Aug 15 2015 | By More

✭✭✭✩✩     Quite funny

Junior review by Cora Dibdin

Udderbelly – Underbelly, George Square (Venue 300): Saturday 8 – Monday 31 August 2015 (not Wed 19)

I enjoyed this play but found it very hard to review.

The play is from the book by Julia Donaldson. It is about two scarecrows called Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay getting married but they need to get all the stuff on their list: a dress of white feathers, a necklace of shells, lots of pink flowers, two rings and some bells.

Edward Day as Harry O'Hay and Muireann Bird as Betty O'Barley Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Edward Day as Harry O’Hay and Muireann Bird as Betty O’Barley. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

There are three actors. The farmer plays lots of parts.

I liked the scene of the pink flowers in the field. There are bees, geese, crab, cows, a snail and mice. Some animals are played by hand, some animals are played by person and some you just can’t see.

The actors played the accordion and the guitar. I thought the music was really good. The main song is about “the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet, the wedding that no one will ever forget”.

I thought Reginald the rakish rake was good at playing his part but not good because he replaces Harry. I liked it when he dressed up and did a dance.

The scene where Betty is in danger is exciting.

I have read most Julia Donaldson books and have seen shows of the books, like Tiddler and Stick Man. But I hadn’t read the book of The Scarecrows’ Wedding. I think it would have been good to read the book before the show.

Running time 55 minutes
Udderbelly – Underbelly, George Square (Venue 300) George Square, EH8 9LH
Saturday 8 – Monday 31 August 2015
Daily (not Wed 19): 2.50pm
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