A Day of Julia Donaldson part two – Room on the Broom

We went to visit A Squash and a Squeeze exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which is a celebration of the work of Julia Donaldson. You can read all about our day here.

After the exhibition we also went to see the play of Room on The Broom at Birmingham Town Hall.

Before the performance of Room on the Broom

As always we were not disappointed, the show was very entertaining. With four actors throughout and a few puppets the story was really brought to life in front of our eyes, mostly funny it was also a little scary. The littlies were a little scared at first by the witch but that soon passed as she was so nice and kind. When the dragon turned up they were not scared at all!

The interaction with the audience is always fun and the littlies love joining in whether it’s clapping, singing or even spell casting! The songs were fun and had the littlies bobbing along. 

How the cat purred and how the witch 


As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the


The witch is on a quest to defeat a dragon but on the way manages to lose her hat, her wand and her bow, but she finds a daft dog, a friendly frog and beautiful bird. Sadly the broom can’t carry them all and breaks and the witch ends up facing the dragon alone……or is she?
image courtesy of Town Hall Birmingham

For the purpose of this review we were given tickets to see Room on the Broom at Birmingham Town Hall which is showing until 11th August, then touring the country until the end of the year.
Please also see my review of A Squash and a Squeeze.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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