The Scarecrows' Wedding

One of our kid critics, Ruby Foster (age 6), is inspired to read the book after this lovely show about a rural romance

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Published 11 Aug 2015

What happens in the show? 

It was about two scarecrows who come to life. They are in love and want to get married but must go on a hunt around the farm for all of the lovely things for their wedding. The pink flowers are very important!

Describe the show in five words.

A very happy scarecrow wedding!

Who was your favourite character and why? 

Both of the scarecrows were my favourite because they were very happy and in love!

Were there any characters you didn’t like? 

I enjoyed all of the characters.

What did you like most about the show? 

I liked that it was about scarecrows that came to life and not real people. It was fun to imagine that things could have a life when we are not looking!

What didn’t you like about the show?

I liked all of the show, but when it first started I wasn’t sure what the story was about. But I figured that out quite soon. 

What did you think of the songs? 

The songs were good, I especially liked how the actors played instruments! All the songs used the same tune though!

How did the show compare to the book?

I didn’t know that The Scarecrows' Wedding was already a book. I wouldn’t mind reading it now. I still enjoyed the show even though I hadn’t read it before. 

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show? 

I think all of my friends would enjoy the show, but probably more girls than boys.

What did your grown-up think of the show? 

I thought the show did a fantastic job of encouraging children to use their imagination, mostly through rather inventive use of props (or lack thereof in some cases). Ruby was prompted to fill in the blanks and come to conclusions on the story by herself, which I think she really enjoyed.