Not very much happens during the 50 minutes of this play for children aged two to six - two OAPs plant a turnip seed, an enormous vegetable grows, apparently overnight, and it takes the aforementioned crinklies, a dog, a cat and a mouse (for economic reasons the original granddaughter is presumably in Siberia or somewhere) and the whole of the audience to extract this gargantuan root from the soil.
The trouble with a children’s show billed as suitable for the two to six age group is that there’s a vast difference in the ability to concentrate between the extremes of that age range. The Enormous Turnip begins with a lot of words, too many for the very youngest of the children watching. Only when things start to happen – as opposed to being said – does it really begin to come to life.
Having never been to a show before I really didn’t know what to expect from one aimed at people aged 2 – 6, being 19 myself!