Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave


“Ga Ga Theatre Company with Adam Barnard at the helm beautifully produced the hour-long piece (just long enough for under 7’s) with a large projector screen showing illustrations which the two-strong cast interacted with as if by magic…Ga Ga Theatre Company not only entertain but challenge little ones with their first taste of theatre and you leave the venue feeling like you’ve experienced something, not just been entertained for an hour”.

“[My kids] were completely engrossed in the story and didn’t fidget or whine at all!  It was an incredibly creative approach, making the most of the glorious Quentin Blake illustrations with some clever projections that really brought the book into the theatre.  Sophie and Alex thought it was hilarious – they loved the funny interludes and songs which departed from the core story and explored elements in more detail.  It was all completely believable for them”.

We went to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave…her ordinary but extraordinary adventure surfing a big wave does not disappoint. The play consisted of two actresses who took on the roles, along with a screen as the background. The show is recommended for children up to eight years old. My four-year old and eight-year old both loved it.  Not only was it entertaining but it sparked their imaginations. California Mum 

This is children’s theatre at its best: it doesn’t talk down to it’s audience, but instead draws them in and invites them to become a part of the story telling. We really enjoyed the show and look forward to see the future productions of the Ga Ga Theatre. – The Little Style Book

Hi – thanks for a great show last week – we thoroughly enjoyed it.  I loved that it was interactive, a small setting, had great (beautiful) music and really engaging characters. Many thanks again – I will highly recommend and look forward to your next show. – Tracey, audience member

My son and I really enjoyed the performance. I think the combination of using the cinema screen and actors was great and there was plenty of interaction with the children to keep them entertained. It was also well organised in terms of front of house and nice that the children could have their picture taken. We’d definitely go again so please keep us posted on upcoming events. – Kate, audience member

“[My] kids absolutely loved the show, it was very cleverly done and the kids were dancing away to the surfing music having a great time and on the way home they were all pretending to be Brakespear!”. Jane Bolton, audience member.

“Just wanted to tell you what an AWESOME performance this is – so imaginative and sweet”. Michelle Swaine, audience member.