Beards! Beards! Beards!

You don't need to have facial hair to enjoy this story of a smooth-faced little girl's bid for a beard, finds nine-year-old Alice McGuire

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Beards! Beards! Beards!
Published 15 Aug 2016
What happens in the show?

A girl, Beatrix (or maybe Beard-tricks!), and her dads run the best barber shop in the world and they love everything about beards. Beatrix decided that she wanted to have her own beard because all the cool people seem to have beards these days, and because so many important people in history had beards, so everyone would like her and she’d also be taken more seriously. Sadly her dads are unable to help her grow a beard…because she’s a girl! A magic fairy helps her meet lots of famous beardy people from history to ask them how she can grow a beard, and she learns lots of things along the way.

Describe the show in five words

Funny, exciting, educational, silly, songs.


Who was your favourite character and why?

The Saint of Bearded Women was very funny and very weird (in a good way).


Were there any characters you didn't like?

Not really, there weren’t any unlikeable characters.


What did you like most about the show?

The songs, they were very silly and funny. They always included the word ‘beards’ and the words were silly, but the songs played an important part of the story, whilst still being all about the beards.


What didn’t you like about the show?

There was nothing that wasn’t fun, and nothing which was scary, so nothing really bad for me.


What did your grown-up think of the show?

My dad thought it was like Flight of the Conchords meets Horrible Histories. He also said that it works on several levels and he even figured out things about the story that hadn’t crossed my mind, so good for grown-ups too! Also, my dad has a beard.


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

Definitely, I think that all my friends would really enjoy the show.