Last weekend Mr Right and I surprised Buster with dinner out and a trip to the Theatre. He was most put out that Missy was staying the night with Nanny and Grandad and that he wasn't. We told him that we had to go shopping in Milton Keynes (a pass-time that he hates) and as a treat we would take him to Wagamama for dinner. He and I just love the Edamame (steamed soya beans) with salt and we both ordered our usual (Chicken Katsu Curry). Buster also found a new love, sparkling Elderflower, my tipple of choice there.
Wagamama Milton Keynes
Anyway, we told him that we had to take a short cut through the theatre to get back to the car and surprised him by instead going to our seats. Buster is a huge Roald Dahl fan and was inspired by a trip to the Roald Dahl museum a couple of years back so we knew we were onto a winner booking tickets to see the Birmingham Stage Company's production of George's Marvellous Medicine, and we weren't disappointed, it was marvellous!
We especially loved the chickens that kept running across the stage, the giant bull and I thought the way they made Grandma grow and grow until she burst through the roof was genius.
I also loved the way that George actually went round the house set filling his saucepan with all the magical ingredients for the medicine, it reminded me of the Jackanory version of this tale read brilliantly by Rik Mayall
Buster was totally blown away by the sparks that came out of George's fingers at the very end!
We can't wait for next year so we can book to see their production of Horrible Science
Buster loves Horrible Science and Horrible History books and the TV series on CBBC, wish they'd had this sort of thing when I was a child!