by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Do you ever wonder what happens to lost toys? The Gingham family of Brisbane, Australia takes good care of lost toys. How good? Well, they have an entire show about it! The comedic show, Fluff, A Story of Lost Toys, playing this weekend at the New Victory Theater, incorporates off-beat music, silly sounds, funny videos and hysterical and unique theater to tell the story of the lost toys. I saw a performance this past weekend with my kids and for those who like something completely different, this show is a must!
The members of the Gingham family spend their days traveling all across the globe in search of lost toys. They take them home, give them names and special sounds made just for them and tuck them into bed. Toys, however, are very much like children, apparently; they don’t like to go to bed at night. What will get them to sleep? You’ll have to see the show to find out!
The show has quirky written all over it. Christine Johnston plays the main role, with Lisa O’Neill as her sidekick (although my 5-year-old thought they played mother and daughter probably because one is about 6 feet tall while the other is probably less than 5 feet). Regardless, the inseparable duo unintentionally keeps stealing the show from one another – it’s really cute to watch. Their schticks are so endearing, it almost makes the show cult-like.
Fluff, A Story of Lost Toys is playing this weekend only so be sure to get your tickets soon!
The performance is 55 minutes long with no intermission and is recommended for kids ages 5 and up.
Here’s a video from the show:
When: May 3rd at 11am & 3pm
May 4th at 12pm & 5pm
Where: The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street, Between 7&8 Avenues, New York
Price: $14-$38 per person
To Purchase Tickets click here.
To purchase by phone call (646) 223-3010
Box office is open Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm; Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-7pm
Photos by Sean Young
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 7, 5 and 1) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.