Review: The Owl and the Pussycat at Luton Library Theatre

Full House Theatre in partnership with Luton Culture present The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat is a heart warming tale about a creature called Owly-cat who was adopted by Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee and is now in search of where she came from.

The story, inspired by the nonsense world of Edward Lear is full of rhyme and song as you follow the trio’s journey to where the Bong-tree grows. 

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This week I took my two girls aged 2 and (nearly) 4 along to see an afternoon performance of The Owl and the Pussycat.

I’ve not been to Luton Central Library before so had no clue where to go. However, after parking in a family space in the Mall car park, I found it literally next to the Mall entrance by St George’s Square. Easy to get to even with a toddler and buggy in tow!

The theatre is on the third floor of the library building – don’t worry, there are two lifts available for buggies and little legs though!

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Luton Library Theatre is a 238 seated capacity auditorium with two aisles, which the Owly-cat made full use of, interacting with the audience whilst we were filing in!

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There is also a bar area. This is usually open 45 minutes before a performance, however, as we were at a  schools performance this was not open at the time.

The show itself was lively, quick paced and engaging full of music and silliness. It utterly captivated my two girls who were totally glued to the stage for the duration of the show.

As the theatre itself isn’t very big, so not too intimidating or difficult to navigate with kids. In fact, it was the perfect way to share the theatre with younger children – the primary school children around us certainly enjoyed themselves too!

Note: The show last one hour is suitable for children aged 4+. There is no interval. 

Useful information

Address:
Luton Library Theatre, Luton Central Library, St George’s Square, Luton, LU1 2NG

Getting there:
We parked in the Mall Shopping Centre which has an exit right next to Luton Central Library. It also meant a cheeky bit of shopping and a coffee on the way back to the car…

See website for more info.

Dates and times:
Day time and evening performances from 11th – 24th December 2017.  A relaxed performance and a signed performance are available, check with the theatre for dates and times.

Prices:
Adult/Child: £10.50
Over 60s: £9 Over 60s
All tickets on 24/12: £12

Booking:
Book via telephone: 01582 878100 
Book online: Website