How to Be a Kid

Ruby Foster, aged eight, loves the little brother in this sweet tale of a tough childhood

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How to be a Kid
Published 18 Aug 2017

What happens in the show?

The show begins with a girl, Molly, coming home from care. She has been away because her mum hasn’t been well. You would think she would be happy to be home but actually she has some problems that need sorting out. Molly and her brother Joe go on an adventure to try and learn to be a kid again. 

Describe the show in five words

Family, fun, comedy, inventive, heartwarming.

Who was your favourite character and why?

My favourite character was Joe, the little brother. He was very funny, silly, clumsy and childish. Joe’s character is important because it kept the show from being too serious and sad.   

What did you like most about the show?

I liked that it had a very good story to it. It made me think that if this was a book I’d like to read it.

What did you think of the music?

The songs were good and fitted in well the show. There is a lot of Taylor Swift and dancing!

What did your grown-up think of the show?

"The show deals with some very challenging subjects in a very impressive way. How to be a Kid bravely doesn’t shy away from expressing how children can feel sadness and confusion. The show is performed with no props and all characters are played by just three actors and still manages to be deeply emotive and engaging."

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

Yes I would because it was a really good story.