Winner! 2003 AATE Distinguished Play Award
In this adaptation of the very popular Spot books, David Wood has created an exciting introduction to theatre for small children. Using the simple plot of a birthday party, complete with entertainer, Spot (a puppy) and his animal friends, Steve (a monkey), Tom ( a crocodile), and Helen (a Hippo), helped by Sam and Sally (Spot’s Mother and Father), enjoy the birthday party, reflecting children’s early experiences such as guests arriving, present-giving, game-playing and going home thank-yous.
“… even very young children sat enraptured …” - Richmond and Twickenham Times
“This delightful 90-minute show is well-written and well-received …” - The Stage
“Everyone loves a good party. Spot’s is brilliant fun.” - Reading Evening Post
“… perfectly capturing the spirit of the original … theatricalisation of the classic children’s books is very successful.” - Theatreworld Internet Magazine
“The children were sucked into a magical world by a show that mixed songs, dance, music and conjuring… for many children SPOT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY will have been their first visit to a theatre. The memory will stay with them forever. Who knows what seeds will have been planted?" - Daily Echo.
The play was produced by Oxford Playhouse Productions. First performed at the Oxford Playhouse in 2000