Already closed | 1h 0m | West Village

Seven in One Blow, Or the Brave Little Kid

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Holiday-alternative, Funny, Instructional, Goofy

About the show

For the 18th year, Axis Company presents this holiday show for children, an interactive production based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. More…

Set just before the holidays on a snowy winter day, 'Seven in One Blow' tells the story of a child who kills seven flies with a single swat and makes a belt to commemorate the deed. As he travels about, most people think his belt refers to seven people—so they assign him all kinds of difficult tasks. Along the way, interesting lessons are learned by all. In this interactive production, children in the audience are encouraged to help the kid on his journey with singing and organized shout-outs. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

1h 0m | Already closed | Axis Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (3)


Delightful, Holiday-alternative, Funny, Instructional, Goofy
Avg Score

Funny, Goofy, Instructional

See it if you have a kid for whom you would like to reinforce lessons of tolerance & understanding in a fun, live theater way.

Don't see it if you are an adult who has no interest in what might appeal to a very young audience.

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Holiday-alternative, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if Grimm's "Son of a Tailor" softened for tiny eyes.Adult cast in wee-adventure of song/dance/lessons: humility.bullying,parents there to care.

Don't see it if Fun for all, except for insects. Killing and dying referenced. An hour's alternative from the usual holiday offering.


See it if You like cliche endings

Don't see it if You don't

December 5th, 2009
for a previous production "Genuinely sweet, heart-warming, and heart-filling hour of theatre...'Seven in One Blow' never feels like medicine, not for a second. It's played out in the same eccentric, vaguely avant-garde, lightly multimedia, deeply humanist style that characterizes all of Axis's work...The show is filled wi...
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December 23rd, 2009
for a previous production "Axis has rewritten a classic Brothers Grimm tale for a modern, child-friendly audience. In doing so, however, they’ve traded satire and irony for a watered-down, happy-go-lucky version...The script’s attempt to engage a young audience with its goofy cast of characters and simplified story line.....
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