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The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me Reviews (Little Angel Theatre 2008)
(Music and Lyrics by BG, script by Tim Kane, Directed by Peter O'Rourke)

'Ben Glasstone's witty ditties to buff up a riotous show for over threes and their adults.' (Time Out)

'This has to be one of the best productions I have seen at the Little Angel...
Ben Glasstone's songs are also vital to how incredibly funny the whole experience is, some of his cheeky rhyming couplets having the adults as well as children in stitches.' (The Stage)



' …for an inspired staging of a popular children's book, head to the Little Angel Puppet Theatre in Islington and 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'. It's charming, witty and manages to honour the quirky spirit of Roald Dahl's writing and Quentin Blake's illustrations while developing a style of its own'. (Financial Times)

'an excellent score, spanning Bach and blaxploitation' (Sunday Times)

'Composer Ben Glasstone has written some wonderfully witty lyrics for the songs that entertain both adults and children and help make this short book into a two-act children's show. He has also written the incidental music that works very well at changing the pace and highlighting the pathos of the gently lolloping hungry giraffe.' (British Theatre Guide)

'this production is and will remain one of my all-time favourites of puppet theatre. Considering the number I've seen over the last forty years, that's saying something...Composer Ben Glasstone has written some wonderfully witty lyrics for the songs that entertain both adults and children and help make this short book into a two-act children's show. He has also written the incidental music that works very well at changing the pace and highlighting the pathos of the gently lolloping hungry giraffe.' (Animations Online)

'What is quality theatre? Quality is hard to define when it comes to performance but, when you see it, it's instantly recognisable. In the last year I've seen it in productions by Complicite, Punchdrunk and now, with the Giraffe, the Pelly and Me, by Little Angel...The song lyrics were witty, catchy and the choice of what moments forced the characters to burst into verse inspired - I will never look at double glazing the same again.' (Remote Goat)

'Throughout, Ben Glasstone's score, for 'cello (Hannah Marshall) and clarinet (Susi Evans), propels the sense of action ands complements the creatures' movements.' (Reviews Gate)

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