Review: Miki at Norden Farm, Maidenhead

We were lucky enough to see ‘Miki’ at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead. The show is produced by Norden Farm and Slot Machine who are a theatre company who create shows for all ages and return with their third Christmas production following the success of One Snowy Night and Kipper’s Snowy Day.

Slot Machine describe themselves as making ‘stuff that is weird and wonderful and funny and extraordinary – but not impossibly obscure’. Weird and wonderful is certainly a way to describe this magical show.

What’s the show about?

The show is based on the story of the same name, written by Stephen Mackey. It is a tale of Miki, a little girl, a polar bear and a penguin who live in a place that is dark and cold.

One midwinter eve, Miki wishes for a star and then goes on a magical underwater journey. It is a gentle, touching story of friendship and discovery which had the audience hooked, with lots of giggles too.

A magical story

The puppetry is impressive and the story is enchanting. The children in the audience remained engaged and enthused throughout which was a delight to see. The theatre advises it is suitable for ages 3+, but it also delighted our 2 year old on her first visit to the theatre.

Family fun

If you are looking to take your family to a show, then you will be amazed and delighted with Miki. Audiences will soon be drawn into Miki’s world and you too can share in her underwater adventure. Just don’t forget to look out for the crab!

Miki runs from 21 November until Saturday 30th December 2017 and tickets are available from the Norden Farm website, or by calling the box office on 01628 788977.

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