I’ve been in contact with Topsy Turvy's Artistic Director and performer, Claire Alizon Hills, for several years but we’d not met in person, so it was lovely to have lunch with her and co-performer Anna Kelner before seeing the show. Claire has a passion for children’s theatre and founded Topsy Turvy after working with other children’s theatre companies. Ruby Flew Too! was Topsy Turvy’s very first production.
After lunch I got to have a quick look around the beautiful set …
… and here’s me with Claire and Anna just before the show started.
The show uses a mixture of comic performance, catchy songs, charming puppetry and playful audience interaction to tell Ruby's story.
|This photo shows Claire with the show’s|
co-creator and performer Rachel Priest.
Despite being squirted with water and bopped on the head by low-flying ducklings (or possibly because of this) the young audience I watched it with obviously enjoyed the show as much as I did.