We spent a delightful 50 minutes catching The Three Billy Goats Gruff on Saturday, and let me tell you, it’s definitely a show worth watching. The music was catchy, the lyrics humorous, and the actors’ delivery excellent. Hours after the musical, I’m still humming bits of the different songs, such as “The grass is always greener on the other side” and “We’re Big, Middle, and Baby. We’re the Billy Goats Gruff!”
The set was beautifully designed, and as we waited for the show to start, I wondered why the rocks looked the way they did. I shan’t spoil the surprise for you, but take a closer look at them, and see if you can figure out what they look like!
Waiting for the goats
Noah was captivated by the three billy goats, Big, Middle, and Baby, the minute they made their entrance. When Little Bo-Frilly asked the audience where her goats were, most of the children were more than eager to help her out, but Noah just sat there, staring at the stage. I guess he hasn’t quite figured out that he gets to participate in interactive theatre productions, despite us encouraging him to point at the goats.
Big, Middle, and Baby
Little Bo-Frilly and her goats
When the troll was due to make his appearance, Noah starting panicking, and climbed quickly onto my lap. I could feel his heart pounding away, and he jumped when the troll came out from under the bridge. Credit must be given to the troll for doing such a great job at being scary, but I thought the scriptwriters were really clever to make him seem less intimidating to the children, by getting him to inform them, “I love goats, but I don’t eat humans, especially not children, because they’re so sweet, they’ll make my teeth rot!”
The goats and the troll
Noah really didn’t like the troll, and was afraid that he would eat the goats, even though we’ve read the book a couple of times, and he knows that the goats triumphed over the troll. The troll in this production had a slightly different ending, thanks to a fact that Little Bo-Frilly read in her book, and of course, to the courage of Big Billy Goat Gruff. Despite seeing for himself that the goats were fine and singing merrily away at the end, Noah told me solemnly as we left the theatre, “Next time, tell the troll to eat broccoli instead, okay?” HAHAHAHA.
Anyway, do get your tickets to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and find out what happens to the troll, and if the grass IS always greener on the other side! I’m also giving away a set of four tickets to the 11am show on Sunday, 12th April 2015, so pop over to this post to participate in it, if you haven’t already done so.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Thu, 2 Apr – Sun, 10 May 2015 Mon – Fri : 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 10am Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm (Show runs for approximately 50 minutes)
Venue: DBS Arts Centre
Ticket Pricing (Excludes Booking Fee): Weekdays (Mon – Fri) Standard: S$25, S$22
Family Package of 4: S$85 for Cat 1 tickets Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2): S$97 for Cat 1 tickets
Weekends (Sat and Sun) Standard: S$35, S$32 Family Package of 4: S$119 for Cat 1 tickets Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2): S$131 for Cat 1 tickets
Book your tickets online HERE
*We received three tickets to catch this wonderful production for the purpose of this post. All opinions are, as always, our own.
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