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The Ballad of Rudy

What’s On Stage ***** (5 Stars)




“Live music, puppetry and a witty script all combine to create a hugely entertaining piece”


 “With such a talented trio of musicians this is a brilliant way to introduce a younger audience into the world of jazz.”


“There is so much to enjoy in this innovative piece of children's theatre”


Oxford Times ***** (5 Stars)


“Excellent... An ideal introduction to theatre”


The Public Reviews **** (4 Stars)


“It is a treat for youngsters and adults alike.”

“The vast array of instruments on show is an inspiration itself”


“It is great to see jazz music introduced to a younger audience and hopefully it will be an inspiration to some.”


Everything Theatre **** (4 Stars)


“extremely ingenious... the musical talent on stage was absolutely fantastic... visually stunning ... such an outstanding experience for the family!”


“The perfect seasonal treat for the family. A classic Christmas tale with a jazzy twist... It is not often a show gets three-year-olds interested in theatre, and adults will have a wonderful time too!”



Audience Feedback


We left some feedback books outside the show - here is a small selection of what was written by Children, Adults and Teachers:


“Amazing show... very entertaining...best Christmas play for children ever!” Earls Court Nursery


 “What a wonderful show. The musical content was brilliant- the best intro to jazz.”

“So good to see jazz and blues being brought to a new generation”

“Fantastic Show- children loved it!” Second Stage Nursery

“Best Children’s show I’ve ever seen. Positive message.”


“Stunning... it was so much fun and really engaged the children... a message for every age” Ashburnham Primary School


“The best kids show we’ve seen in years!”


“The best thing we have seen- music was fab and the interaction was great”


“Really talented performers delivering a show of immense

charm and joy. Best children’s show I’ve seen so far”


“We love you Jazz Penguin. Awesome grooves, we loved your show”