Part of Soho Playhouse's "Fringe Encores" series, this original musical with an all-child cast offers a life-affirming story of acceptance, courage, and friendship. More…
Tom starts at a new school and is met with bullying. When new girl Flora arrives, is it time for something new?
Part of Soho Playhouse's 2018 Fringe Encore Series.
for a previous production “The production buzzes with energy from beginning to end, the show oozes talent from the young cast, the music is original and the choreography is tight...The score is inventive: catchy music and clever lyrics...These young people can dance, sing and act in this clever, uplifting, poignant story professionally and deftly told...There were a couple of pitchy moments in one or two songs and the ending is perhaps too neat and quick, but overall this is a hugely emotionally impactful show." Full Review
for a previous production “Impressive cast and choreography in its story of ‘acceptance, courage, and friendship’...Heart-breaking, uplifting, and very watchable, and though the plot was not exactly believable, this was saved by its...incredible young talent and fantastic choreography...The show...promoted the unrealistic stigma around secondary school...Despite this, much of the show was great: the cast was wonderful, the music, despite its sometimes unoriginal lyrics.” Full Review
for a previous production “A challenging and entertaining piece about bullying in school...The songs and dialogue seem at times very episodic and arbitrary in how they advance the plot, but all are performed with great enthusiasm and skill...The major problem...is that the story is very one-dimensional...the story doesn’t truly develop...That said I think the show has great prospects as a school production...With some development and re-writing, there could even be another 'Matilda.'" Full Review
See it if A show about bullying done in a out of the box creative way. Kids were awesome. Loved it
Don't see it if If you want a show with full sets and a story told In conventional way
See it if U want 2 c a play that should b seen by anyone who has as if the world hates him. This is performed by children who bring u back 2 teasing.
Don't see it if U’r 2 big for a children’s musical. If that’s the case then you really should see it NOW
See it if you like to see a story about bullying presented in a refreshing way from a kid's perspective. Very talented kid actors/singers.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or don't like stories relevant for teenagers or only like big prop performances as seen on Broadway.
See it if you'd enjoy a 1hr+ kids-show, good for 7-13yr olds. Fun music, good dancing & singing, talented Brit cast, very friendly to kids afterwards.
Don't see it if you're looking for a polished epic production. Message here is what's important, delivered by very young, unpretentious, professional cast.
See it if You can be pleased to see a show that has GREAT potential. This one has a great book and score. Just needs some tweaking to be great.
Don't see it if You don’t like works in progress or shows with children.
See it if If you want an energetic, youthful treatment of a serious theme which does not pull you into the depths.
Don't see it if If you want Broadway polish or a more heavy handed treatment of the theme of bullying.
See it if These young performers do a good job telling a tough tale about bullying and redemption. Catchy songs.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows performed by children. Stories about bullying are painful to you.
See it if Ok w bullying & cruelty of kids in sad tale that redeems by end. Singing, dancing & Brit accents on tiny stage imperfect but has much charm.
Don't see it if Not ok w varying levels of talent, music that's 2 loud 4 voices, barebones (but effective) staging, all-kid ensemble. Needs some script work
See it if Bare-boned British children's musical about evils of bullying/passing judgment Kids are heartfelt in both performance & expression A charmer
Don't see it if Music often overpowers young unamplified (& accented) voices Story line a bit choppy & diffuse; still potent w/winning energy & intention
See it if you enjoy young talent working hard to deliver an important message in entertaining way. Great use of small stage w/minimal props & video.
Don't see it if you want a polished production. This is bare bones and the young cast is uneven, sometimes hard to hear/understand soft voices over music.
See it if You like the idea of JRB's 13 meets Next To Normal. Enjoy musicals featuring all-youth casts. Can't get enough of awesome British dialects.
Don't see it if Dislike musicals with tracks rather than live accompaniment.
See it if you enjoy cute kids (w/Eng accents) performing. Some gd voices/strong actors. Choreography is adequate. Projections create set.
Don't see it if you can't watch (relentless) cruelty. Bullying for a crazy reason; resolution unconvincing. Weak plot. One POC out of 10. Child-friendly??
See it if You are in the mood for a live singing, dancing after school special, complete with schoolyard archetypes - the young cast is competent.
Don't see it if You are annoyed by child actors, you need a completely realized production with a satisfying and developed resolution.
See it if if you like school plays like that in middle school. Actors are British kids who seem uncomfortable being on stage. Minimal staging.
Don't see it if If you want a professionally staged play, this isn't.