The show, in essence, did exactly what it promised to do. It was a funny, cheery, pantomime-style treat that had everyone up singing and clapping – even us. Although perhaps slightly too long, it was bursting with enthusiasm from start to finish, and had the audience excited, particularly when it came to picking volunteers to come up and dance on stage. Much to our disappointment, we were not so lucky as to be chosen. The phenomenally talented Gary Coupland MBE played the flawless live accompaniment to the singing duo Anya Scott-Rodgers and Kevin Macleod. Together the cast formed a lively and energetic experience for all ages.
Overall, the Singing Kettle is an ageless family delight, proven by the timeless qualities of the show. We would give this show four stars, although two hours is a long time to expect small children – (and teenagers!) – to be entertained for. But we would still recommend this show to anyone, from toddlers to teens to children at heart, and would gladly go to see the next tour, the “Fantastic Funfair”.