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The Mole Who Knew It Was None of his Business

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JanH Sat 26-Feb-05 17:06:00

There is a new play of this story(synopsis ) which is on all over the place at the moment - for ages 4 and up (or even 3 at a pinch) - it sounds absolutely brilliant for kids, esp the ones who like to say "poo-head" a lot!

I haven't been able to find a list of venues, but the production company is called Kipper TIE and if you google them and the title you should find one near you.

SleepyJess Sat 26-Feb-05 17:07:11

Oh wow! My friend bought my daughter this a couple of years ago! All my kids (12, 6 & 4) STILL think its hystericallt funny!

SJ x

Pinotmum Sat 26-Feb-05 17:07:32

Dd loved the book so I'm going to look into this - thanks

NotQuiteCockney Sat 26-Feb-05 17:10:30

Oh, we love this book too, along with Walter the Farting Dog, and Le Grand Voyage de Monsieur Caca. Here is a webpage with venues and dates. It doesn't seem to be hitting London any time soon, unfortunately.

JanH Sat 26-Feb-05 17:14:38

Albany Theatre , NQC - 10 Apr.

Kipper TIE's own calendar doesn't go nearly far enough .

JanH Sat 26-Feb-05 17:15:28

Never heard of Walter the Farting Dog, and Le Grand Voyage de Monsieur Caca, but they sound delightful!

NotQuiteCockney Sat 26-Feb-05 17:17:14

Ooh, thank you JanH! I think we'll be going to that one! DS1 loves theatre, and this book, so it's an easy sell.

Walter the Farting Dog is American, I think, all about a farting dog. Quite cute. And Le Grand Voyage de Monsieur Caca is Quebecois, in French, about the digestive system. Quite accurate, and very enjoyable.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 26-Feb-05 17:18:08

Oh, and Everybody Poops! Which is translated from the Japanese. Strange art. But the same theme.

Pinotmum Sat 26-Feb-05 18:16:45

Thanks for the Albany Theatre link

batters Sat 26-Feb-05 21:13:44

oh oh wonderful, thank you JanH. dd loves this book, we only discovered it a couple of years ago. Can't wait to see it!

tigermoth Sun 27-Feb-05 06:26:30

The Albany in Deptford is a great place to see children's plays. They do 'Family Sundays' and when the plays fit my boys age range (5 years and 10 years) we often turn up.

The large cafe has lots of running around space, toys to play with, a garden outside and serves interesting food - and there's a nice playground just round the corner.

I will make a note of the date. Thanks as ever, JanH, for the link.

Anyone fancy meeting up?

batters Sun 27-Feb-05 09:06:15

tigermoth - yes I do!

Email me - it would be fantastic to see you and the boys again.

Bogwoppit Sun 27-Feb-05 21:00:47

Oh love this book - but I can find that it's on anywhere in west yorks.

It is on in ipswich at beg of easter hols - might have to chat nicely to my sister!

JanH Sun 27-Feb-05 21:18:25

There's a contact link on the website , bw - you could email them and ask (none of the search engines find all the shows, even the theatrical ones),

Cod Sun 27-Feb-05 21:18:45

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JanH Sun 27-Feb-05 21:19:54

It's all over Wiltshire, cod (just not on their website) - hang on, I'll find you some

JanH Sun 27-Feb-05 21:26:47

New Milton (not exactly Wilts but thereabouts!
Bath (ditto)
Southampton (ditto) (I am good at geog really!)
Swindon
Winchester
Trowbridge (one perf sold out already though)

Cod Sun 27-Feb-05 21:27:44

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NotQuiteCockney Sun 10-Apr-05 09:10:58

Anyone going to the Albany today for this? We don't have tix, but are hoping there will be some left.

tigermoth Sun 10-Apr-05 09:16:34

we're going (one 40 something woman, two boys aged 10 and 5). Be warned - when I phoned a few days ago there were not tickets left - we reserved the last three. Do check, though. The Albany rarely run out of tickets for these sunday shows IME, so might have arranged the seating to include more seats, people might not show up for their reserved tickets. We have to be there by 2.30 to claim ours.

tigermoth Sun 10-Apr-05 09:17:16

have to go out now - good luck and if you go, do say hello if you think you spot us!

NotQuiteCockney Sun 10-Apr-05 09:19:03

Hmm, I shouldn't be surprised at them being gone - I meant to sort them, but then wasn't sure what we were up to this weekend.

The phone message says they have brunch and music in the cafe from 1, so it might count as an outing even if we don't get into the show. Is the cafe nice?

If we make it, we're a tall 30s man, avg height 30s woman with shavedish head and American accent, a three-year-old blond boy and a baby.

tigermoth Sun 10-Apr-05 11:29:34

The cafe is good for toddlers - lots of running around space indoors and an enclosed garden outside. There's usually a few toys and sunday papers scattered around, too. The food can be great, but the management of the cafe seems to change a lot. I haven't been for the last few months, so not sure what to expect. There is a small, but good playground about 5 minutes walk away and just in case you need to shop for food, there are shops open on Deptford High Street. HTH

I'll look out for you!

NotQuiteCockney Sun 10-Apr-05 12:17:23

I'm now thinking we might not make it ... the boys are off at the park, and we're talking about the local Vietnamese for lunch. We'll have to go another Sunday but book tix in advance (for a different show, obviously).

Thanks for letting us know it was all booked up, tigermoth. I don't think I fancy dealing with a three-year-old wanting to go see a play and being denyed! He shouted at some big kids in the park yesterday for not letting him win a footrace. (And got told off for that, obviously)

NotQuiteCockney Mon 11-Apr-05 09:11:47

tigermoth - how was it?

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