One of our favorite childhood cartoon characters will turn 75 next year. Can you guess who??? Yeah, you are right – Noddy. Few days ago, I was talking to couple of my friends about their favorite childhood cartoon characters, and surprisingly, Noddy In Toyland is still hugely popular with present day young audiences and even those who hail from the 1980s and 1990s.
Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2009, Noddy In Toyland theatre show was introduced as a worldwide touring show. It was immensely popular with audiences across the world as the stage show was straightforward and undemanding, yet highly entertaining.
The main characters in Noddy in Toyland theatre show – cheerful Noddy, wise Big Ears, loving and clever Tessie Bear (also Noddy’s great friend), bumbling Mr. Plod and others are played by very zealous actors dressed in huge costumes, so that they resemble like the original cartoon characters.
Presented by Premier Stage Productions, Noddy in Toyland has a simple yet thoroughly enjoyable plot. Its an exciting day in Toy Town, it’s Noddy and Tessie Bear’s sing-a-long, dance-a-long party and everyone is invited to join in the fun… Everyone except for the two naughty Goblins, Sly and Gobbo who are out to spoil the fun with another of their crazy machines from Goblin Gizmo’s – The Sound Sucker! But our hero Noddy is keeping an eye on those two and knows exactly how to stay one step ahead of their games, despite their crazy antics to try to ruin the party. With Mr Plod, Whiz the Robot, Bumpy Dog, Car and of course Big Ears, Noddy In Toyland theatre show promises to offer a fun-filled adventurous day in Toyland for the audiences.
The story is sprinkled with lot of slapstick like visual humor and a plenty of rowdy audience participation. Songs about teamwork and the value of friendship gently underline the simple morality of Noddy’s world and the big dance sequence as the final act appeals to children of all ages.
Although older children (and parents) may come to watch Noddy in Toyland, expecting a higher level of variety and sophistication, the energy and simple charm of this show will delight the little ones.