The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business

An adaptation of the popular children's book is enjoyed by kids and parents alike

kids review (edinburgh) | Read in About 1 minute
Published 06 Aug 2011

Step one: take an adaptation of a popular children’s book. Step two: give all your audience members a sticker on the way in. Step three: entertain them for an hour with a cast than includes a yoga-loving goat, a pair of mouthy Cockney flies, and an endearing mole who is unfortunate enough to have a poo stuck on his head. Other theatre companies take note – with The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business, Kipper Tie have found the recipe for success.

The excellent Sally Lofthouse (Mole) and her two supporting cast members strike that rare and difficult balance; throwing in enough popular culture references to keep parents entertained, without ever veering into the cringey double-entendre territory that many children’s shows occupy.

An hour is a long time for fidgety young bums to keep still, and a couple of the less likable characters (the Spanish bird and Opera singing pig) could probably be dropped without losing the essence of the story, but on the whole this is a fun show for all the family.