WATCH out for Green Fingers, the debut children’s show from madcap York musical comedy double act Fladam at this week’s TakeOver Festival 2023 at York Theatre Royal.
Saturday afternoon’s work-in-progress performance will be a first test for Flo Poskitt and Adam Sowter’s inaugural foray into family theatre.
“We’ll then be heading back into the rehearsal room to preen and polish the show for its full debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, when we’ll be at the Pleasance Courtyard,” says Adam.
Flo and Adam’s deliciously Roald Dahl-style musical storytelling show for children aged five to 12 focuses on a boy born with bright green hands. Is he really rotten or just misunderstood?
“It’s the first day of school and for the boy known only as Green Fingers, things are about to get – quite literally – out of hand,” says Flo. “Gloop, gunk and gunge aplenty, and only one likely suspect. As if school wasn’t stressful enough!
“To make matters worse, the headmaster – that worrisome old windbag Milton Marigold – has vowed to clean up the school and anyone who gets in his way!”
Could there be more to these fingers than mere mayhem and mess? Maybe the answers lie within the mysterious school garden.
“Green Fingers explores ideas of accepting yourself and engaging with the natural world,” says Adam, whose show combines an original score with bags of humour, rollicking piano with witty wordplay, Morecambe & Wise with Victoria Wood and Elton John.
Tickets for Saturday’s 3pm performance in the York Theatre Royal Studio are on sale on 01904 623568 or at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk.