Directed by Tony Lidington. Written by Andrew Pollard.
Here’s an account of the show from the Georgian Theatre Royal website:
You would think after the success of Mother Goose that producing the Adventures of
Sinbad would have been a walk in the park, but we don’t like to sit on our laurels here, so the Adventures of Sinbad had to be bigger and better!
We used the same creative team as Mother Goose but we adjusted a few positions. We wanted to make The Adventures of Sinbad a real showstopper of a piece; we even turned the entire Theatre into a ship!!
We organised a fantastic banana knit-athon where we achieved our target for 1,000 knitted bananas, we even had them from Cyprus and America! Our Dame caused chaos with her ‘Day Out’ around Richmond and we had so many entries to our Dame Donnas Fruit pudding competition!
The Adventures of Sinbad was a real action-packed sea adventure for all the family. We met exotic dancers, cheeky monkeys, astounding acrobats and fantastical sea creatures. It really was a journey not to be missed but it does mean we have set the bar just a little bit higher for Babes in the Wood this Year!
“He’s created the buoyancy with music, theatrical madness and enough laughter to float this boat well above the competition.”
Helen Brown British Theatre Guide
“Their show is wildly, ceaselessly entertaining but, most importantly, a thing of considerable beauty.”
Kevin Berry, The Stage