All Edinburgh Theatre 4-Star Review

August 8, 2019

★★★★☆    Whiffy

Young Critics Scheme Le Monde (Venue 47): Fri 2 – Mon 12 Aug 2019 Review by Layza Venancio Mirhadi

Princess Pumpalot returns to the fringe for a short run at Le Monde, in a new story by Robyn Mitchell, set in a mystical version of Edinburgh.

Guffy, played by Arron Usher, finds himself a mystery to solve, which involves trying to capture ‘The ghostly farting monk”. He asks Princess Pumpalot, played by Gillian Goupillot, to solve it with him. Throughout his journey they meet many different characters – all played by Robyn Mitchell.

This show is perfect for taking any little ones who like audience interaction. There are lots of questions which have to be answered by shouting at the top of your lungs. And we have to stand up to take part in a dance when the big people have to join in to!

Farting and pooing are mentioned many times is. Which is extremely funny for the wee ones and is also a consistent part of the storyline.

Arron Usher plays Guffy with a real energy that he maintains throughout the full show. Which helps make an entertaining atmosphere, especially since its quite early in the morning. He also uses his voice really well which makes it intriguing to watch and helps you believe you are in a mystical town.

farting talent

Gillian Goupillot also maintains energy and interacts with audience as the Princess with the farting talent, which allows the audience to create a friendship with her during the show. Her movements and facial expression are consistent which makes it believable that we are in a mystical town helping her and Guffy.

Robyn Mitchell who plays several characters, from Prentice the plumber to the evil Ghostly farting monk, will definitely make you giggle.

His use of voice is loud and clear so the little ones understand. While his facial expression and body language make it believable and easy to understand when he is a different character.

A lovely mid-morning show for any family with little ones who appreciate smelly jokes and giggles

Running time: 50 minutes (no interval) Le Monde, 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (venue 47) Friday 2-Monday 12August 2019 Daily (not Sats): 11am. Tickes and details:

Twitter: @PPumpalot