Reviews

Manny the Rat in The Mouse and his Child

Five stars
'Bold, strange and utterly brilliant'
Daily Telegraph

'A stunningly realised piece of theatre. As for the cast they are beyond praise. The star is Michael Hodgson as Manny Rat, his performance is vaudevillian and unspeakably funny'
Daily Telegraph

'Visual flair and a highly developed sense of slapstick. A bold and imaginative show'
Guardian

Five stars
'Brims with clever jokes, delights in its theatricality. Many shows claim to be for all ages: this one really is'
Financial Times

'The wonderfully creepy Michael Hodgson as Manny Rat'
Financial Times

'Entertaining, spectacular and funny...rarely have I seen theatre which fizzes with as much energy as this does'
Stage

'Michael Hodgson gives an outstanding performance as toothy, menacing, ruthless but hilarious Manny Rat. His comic timing is a masterclass in how to work an audience'
Stage

'The RSC just might have another Matilda on their hands. Their latest Christmas production is going to put a smile on the face of many – young and old alike'
Stratford Observer

'Fantastic family fun. Beg, borrow or even buy a ticket'
Stratford Observer

'Highly inventive, funny, joyfully anarchic and wonderfully heart-warming'
Birmingham Post

'You'll be dancing in the aisles by the end of the show. A perfect way to start Christmas.'
Birmingham Post

'Manny Rat, brilliantly executed by Michael Hodgson, who has the psychotic tendencies of a mafia boss and Matilda's Miss. Trunchbull'
Birmingham Post

'The Royal Shakespeare Company has done it again – pulled another trump card out of the bag with its delightful Christmas production. Another RSC triumph.'
Stratford Herald

'Daniel Ryan gives a superb performance as the Mouse, Bettrys Jones' Child Mouse is ever endearing, Carla Mendonça is a beautifully elegant elephant and Naomi Sheldon's seal is a sheer delight.'
Stratford Herald

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