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Ferdinand

Members say: Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting, Enchanting
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Critics
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4 reviews
Members
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3 reviews
 

Tasty Monster Productions presents this solo comedy for families about the trials and tribulations of a single father.

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Inspired by the classic children’s tale about the biggest and strongest bull who wouldn't fight but just wanted to smell the flowers, 'Ferdinand' is the heartwarming story of Tom, a single dad trying to raise his son with love and empathy in a world determined to make him fight. A growing up story for the whole family.

 

Cast & Creatives (6)


Reviews (7)

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88
Avg Score

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Broadway Baby

for a previous production “Genuinely one of the nicest productions I have seen...Tudball is a masterful storyteller and thoroughly believable dad. Heather Bagnall’s script is simple on the surface, but deals with surprisingly deep themes...It is remarkably effective and thought-provoking writing…The story is told ever so well and it is one of those rare shows that is intelligent enough to work for both parents and their children. Both clever and caring, ‘Ferdinand’ is a delight to watch.” Full Review

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FringeGuru

for a previous production “A sweet and highly watchable production, which nonetheless asks big questions…Occasionally, I found myself wishing Tudball's open-hearted performance had a little more time to breathe…Perhaps a couple of the plot twists are a little on the obvious side, and the conclusion was annoyingly neatly wrapped for my taste…In the end though, 'Ferdinand' is a powerful and thoughtful play.” Full Review

90
Fringe Review (UK)

for a previous production “It’s a play for everyone from age seven upwards and quite simply everyone should see it!...Tudball proves himself an excellent actor with warmth, intelligence, a wide emotional range and impeccable timing…The script is well-crafted and expertly performed, nuanced with care and sensitivity–it’s a relatable and sincere play without being overly sentimental...Entertaining, thought provoking, moving and uplifting–you will leave the theatre smiling!” Full Review

90
Mumble Theatre

for a previous production “A wonderful piece of conjuration…An excellently realistic piece, it stirs our deeper emotions with a placid simplicity, and like the perfect Hollywood animated film, is designed to please both the children and the adults who accompany them. A wee gem." Full Review

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94
Avg Score

86
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want a family friendly show to watch with your family

Don't see it if you want to see a play by yourself

100
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You're looking for a show that both kids and adults will be absorbed by. This is an anti-bullying show with much more than that. Don't miss!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of wonderfully produced and performed solo theatre

98
Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you want to feel good about the world, if you are a fan of the children's book or of kindness in the world.

Don't see it if you have no heart.