Reviews of The Sagas of Noggin the Nog!

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog.

The Independent

Review: The Sagas of Noggin the Nog, Assembly, George Square Gardens.
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The Nogs are a charmingly mild-mannered bunch of Vikings. They sound a bit like Terry Jones, they look a bit like him too. Except for Noggin. Noggin the Nog, their young leader, is handsome in a Viking sort of way. From my seat in the audience I was almost picked to marry him. But Noggin decided on the Princess of the Nooks instead. They bonded over cocoa and hot buttered toast.
Buttered toast is very important to the Nogs. There’s no threat so desperate, be it storm-lashed seas or marauding dragons, that they can’t stop to make toast round the sine qua non of Viking icoNOGraphy: a glowing camp fire.
The first ever stage production of Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate’s much loved television series retains the homespun, low-tech aesthetic of the original without looking in any way amateurish.
While much of the low-key humour derives from the sort of knowledge of the series which belongs to the older members of the audience, there’s still plenty of fun for the younger ones. It’s a close call as to who enjoys it more, the children or their grandparents.
An expertly acted, beautifully realised stage play with the warm charm of a bedtime story.
Review by Miranda Kiek.

The Stage:

Edinburgh Review The Sagas of Noggin the Nog
August 8th 2014
Grizzled, worried and utterly charming, Noggin the Nog’s tea-loving viking hoard – of four – is well-cast in this suitably delightful adaptation of Oliver Postgate’s original 1959 children’s TV cartoon.
Here, in a pair of tales, Noggin journeys to the land of the midnight sun when his father dies – to find a wife before uncle Nogbad the Bad can usurp the throne. Then, to the land of hot water where the ice dragon is frightening the little people.
Director John Wright and costume designer Meg Kennedy bring just the right amount of dishevelled roughness to their production values, allowing the company to liberate their audience’s imaginations when they bring out puppets – both small and big – to carry the tales on.
In their principal roles, Clive Holland is a hilarious Queen Grunhilde the Lazy One, while fresh-faced Max Mackintosh’s Noggin is bright and friendly, beside providing much of the live music. Anthony Gleave oozes parsimony as Nogbad the Bad, with a cloak which lifts back to reveal a murder of crows. And Nicholas Collett gives talking green bird Graculus a gracious charm.
Mixing techniques and moving the action between performers and puppets, this is a hugely skilful yet deceptively simple production, which engages with all ages.
By: Thom Dibdin

The Scotsman


Joyful hobnobbing with Noggin the Nog
Judging by the age of all but one of the performers in this show, it seems a fairly safe bet that they have their own relationship with Noggin the Nog.Which is perhaps why they treat Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s 1960s TV series – first aired on the BBC in 1959 – with such unerring respect.
The original is never far away, with black and white images of the programme shown at optimum times on the backscreen. But for the most part, it’s down to this talented group of performers to bring the animated characters to life.
Again, due to their age, the cast of actors truly know their craft. Whether they’re narrating, using puppetry, dramatic tension or (as is the case most of the time) comic characterisation, it’s all done with flair and attention to detail. All the key personnel have been lovingly re-created, from the eponymous King of the Norsemen to his mother Grunhilda, Graculus the green bird, Groliffe the dragon and, of course, Noggin’s arch enemy, Nogbad the Bad.
The latter gives the show a lovely panto feel as we boo the baddy we love to hate each time he enters the stage.
Two stories are played out – the first depicting how Noggin became king after the death of his father, and the rapid search for a queen to stop Nogbad taking over the throne. The second sees the aforementioned dragon enter the frame, played by an unexpectedly large and impressive puppet. There are some lovely comic touches throughout, especially from bearded actor Clive Holland, lying in bed barking orders as mum/queen Grunhilda, and the deliciously naughty Anthony Gleave as Nogbad.
But this is an ensemble show in every sense, with no weak links, just a warm, witty homage to a Viking who has managed to entertain children for more than 50 years.
Kelly Apter

ED2014 Children’s Show Review: The Sagas Of Noggin The Nog (Third Party Productions)
ED2014 5/5 Reviews ED2014 Children’s Shows Reviews


Three Weeks


Four of the least gruff Vikings you’ll ever meet bring to life two gentle tales of Noggin The Nog in this delightful, funny hour of children’s theatre. Combining live action, Python-esque animations and endearingly cute and surprisingly emotive puppets, this show walks the line between fun for kids and knowing jokes for adults without a single misstep. The cast effortlessly swap between a multitude of roles, with the wonderfully boo-able Nogbad The Bad really standing out. The script is sharp, mixing jokes, storytelling and song in equal measure, while the combination of puppetry and live action works remarkably well. ‘The Sagas Of Noggin The Nog’ is hilarious, sweet family fun that will entertain adults and children alike.
Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug. 
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Bell]

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by Stewart McLaren on 14th August 2014
A refreshingly creative and atmospheric adaptation of the old school television show Noggin the Nog arrives at the festival this year to provide entertainment for families. A cast of four takes us on an adventure to a Viking kingdom where a young prince looks for a bride whilst a scheming uncle is after the crown. It’s a delightfully bouncy show, with superb costumes and set that all add to the essence of the story. There’s also a fantastic use of puppetry throughout which will certainly delight the youngsters; my favourite has to be the crows that are sneakily sandwiched within the villain’s cloak.
It’s wonderful to see older actors having fun playing around in a children’s show.
With a creative use of wordplay and enjoyable songs added into the mix, it’s a delightful show that will please fans of the original as much as the many newcomers to the tale. Just as the adventure seems to be coming to an end, we are given another story thread as our heroes have to come to the aid of townspeople under siege by an unusual dragon. Without giving too much away, if you have any little ones who are a fan of dragons then this show is an absolute must see. When the creature arrived on stage I have rarely seen so many children jumping out of their seats with excitement. Once again, the production design has to be highly commended for its achievements.
The actors in the production are great fun, and it has to be said that it’s wonderful to see older actors having fun playing around in a children’s show. Too often children’s shows can seem a little too in-your-face with young actors frantically jolting around the stage. Here, we have some delightfully droll actors taking their time and pleasing both the old and young with their fun characterizations and witty asides. However, on the flip side of this, there are some pacing issues that arise when the cast are so relaxed within the production. Some action-packed movement sequences would be a welcome addition to a tale of Vikings, yet the production misses that aspect and relies more on the props and set to represent the action rather than the actors. Despite that, this is still an absolutely rollicking show that is a great adventure tale and an amusing, pleasing hour for all kids, old and young.

The List

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog
Live action Edinburgh Festival Fringe adaptation of children’s TV classic
Source: The List
Date: 3 August 2014 (updated 4 Aug 2014) Written by: Gordon Eldrett

Every year it seems the Fringe gives parents (and in this case maybe some grandparents as well) the opportunity to revel in the nostalgia of their childhood TV viewing, under the guise of taking their children to a show – and this year is no exception.
Created by children’s TV legends Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin (Bagpuss, The Clangers) Noggin the Nog followed the adventures of Viking King Noggin and his adversary, Nogbad the Bad. For this live show, Third Party Productions have taken the original story of Noggin’s search for a bride, and the story of the Ice Dragon, and created a wonderful piece of children’s theatre.
With a combination of live action, puppetry and the occasional song we are transported to the land of the Northmen. Beautifully pitched between magical and manic, the actors are constantly moving as they change helmets and cloaks to represent the different characters. Despite this, the flow – or the audience’s attention – is never lost. The songs are accompanied by ukulele and wind organ, adding to the old school TV vibe, while a number of witty asides keep the parents amused as well.
Despite its subject matter, one of the key charms of the original series was its gentleness – something that has not been lost here. This is a production that clearly reveres its source material, with scenes from the show projected onto a screen, and the puppets beautifully rendered. The cast too clearly enjoy their roles and this enthusiasm is infectious, drawing us into their world of talking birds, Viking boats and dragons.
If you have fond recollections of Noggin, then you’re in for a treat – for the rest of you, it’s a wonderful introduction to what you missed.
Assembly George Square Gardens, 623 3030, until 25 Aug (not 11, 18), 12.50pm, £9 – £10 (£7 – £8).

Stagestruck reviews… Noggin The Nog

Saturday 9th February, New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Adapting popular children’s TV shows for the stage is perhaps an obvious way to sell tickets and ensure an engaged audience but when the show in question first aired over 50 years ago…well that’s not quite so obvious a thing to do is it?
Noggin The Nog was the second of Oliver Postgate’s classic children’s creations to appear on TV and despite later creating arguably more popular shows, such as Bagpuss and The Clangers, to most Postgate devotees Noggin remains the best.
But that love of the original possess a threat for any adaptor and approaching the show I did wonder how Third Party Theatre were intending to preserve the elements which make the 2D stop motion animation of Noggin so wonderful and yet still engage an audience, the majority of whose parents hadn’t been born when it was popular.  However the first pooping notes of the pedal driven organ, played live on stage, so effectively aped the original bassoon score that I was immediately reassured I was in hands which cherished the original stories as I did.
And so it proved.  Through a mixture of live action, puppetry and back projection Third Party managed to tell the Saga of Noggin the Nog and the story of the Ice Dragon with enough reverence to satisfy this lover of the originals and with the energy to entertain a young, Saturday morning audience full of fizz and crisps.  In fact the youngsters in the audience, this production is aimed at the 4 and overs, appeared to enjoy it more than me, which is  quite right, this being a piece of theatre aimed at them, not the misty-eyed middle aged.
The tone is pantoesque with hissing of the the baddy, Nogbad the Bad, heartily encouraged and some jokes which had presumably been found in the reject bin of the local Christmas cracker factory.  The children loved it and for the adults the cast worked in a Michael Gove gag and what I took to be a reference to Father Ted’s signature scene.  Yes the wonderfully evocative narration of Oliver Postgate himself is missing but if something inside me did blanch when his words were read in an unfamiliar voice the original drawings projected onto the backdrop proved enough of a distraction that the disappointment did not linger.
One matter which I often feel short changes audiences at this level of theatre is running time.  45 or 50 minutes appears to be the norm and whilst attention span is a factor, for many families forking out for three or four tickets for under an hour’s entertainment can be off-putting.  Therefore it was very heartening when I realised that Noggin the Nog ran for approximately 85 minutes with an interval.  That seemed almost perfect: the children got a chance to get up and…well, you know, the theatre sold some concessions and as an adult I felt as if I’d seen a piece of real theatre, which Noggin the Nog undoubtedly is.  If this gets a new audience searching on YouTube for the originals (which are there) then that would be terrific but it also seems safe to safe that this will not disappoint any members of The Dragons’ Friendly Society.

The Saga of Noggin the Nog (Tour – Salford) ★★★★★
By Editorial Staff • 23 Mar 2013 • Northwest
WOS Rating: 5*
Venue: The Lowry
Where: Salford

For those of us old enough to remember Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s tales of the men from the North, this lovingly done retelling of the classic stories is a reminder of times when children’s television was a slower, more plot driven form of entertainment.

When elderly King Knut dies, his son Noggin the Nog must take a bride within six weeks or the crown will pass to his wicked uncle Nogbad the Bad. Noggin falls in love with the image of a princess from the land of the midnight sun and using the great green bird Graculus as his guide, goes to claim Nooka of the Nooks as his bride. But his uncle intercepts the news of Noggin and Nooka’s marriage and looks to claim the throne. But as in all good children’s stories, there is a happy ending

Using a mixture of performance and puppets, four actors create the land of the North and all it’s characters. From the opening of introducing themselves as men from the North, through costume additions and puppets, we are swept away to the land of Nog, and later through the Hot Water Valley to the mountain of the Ice Dragon.

Max Mackintosh is a charming Noggin, Clive Holland a suitably shaky Thornogson (and a hilarious Grunhilde), Anthony Gleave a beautifully booed Nogbad and Nicholas Collett a wonderful Graculus and Groliffe the Ice Dragon. Between them they all play different characters whether in person or puppet with skill and humour.

Director John Wright has taken the original stories and using some video projection from the television show, has created a show which appeals to both children and adults. Whether you know the stories of Noggin or not this is a show which should be seen by all.

Helen Jones

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog – The Lowry, Salford
Posted by: The Public Reviews in Drama, Family 24/03/2013 Comments Off
Director: John Wright Reviewer: Robin Winters
The Public Reviews Rating: ★★★★★

In the land of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the Northlands sit around their great log fire and they tell a tale… The notes of the music drift across the stage from an old foot powered organ sounding eerily familiar.

So opens one of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s wondrous children’s shows, the Saga of Noggin the Nog. When his father King Knut dies, Noggin must marry within six weeks to ensure he can succeed his father. If he does not, then the crown will go to his uncle, the dastardly Nogbad the Bad. So the scene is set for Noggin to travel to the Land of the Midnight Sun to claim the hand of the lovely Nooka of the Nooks, guided by the great green bird Graculus. But will he return in time to stop Nogbad claiming the throne for himself.
Third Party have taken the first two Noggin stories, The King of the Nogs and The Ice Dragon, and recreated them on stage. As a long term aficionado of the original show, seeing something you hold dear reproduced can be a worrying start. However the tales are told with a love and reverence to the originals which sweeps away any doubts.
The four actors use a simple staging and cleverly chosen props to create everything from inside Noggins’s castle to a boat, a sledge and a cave! The video projection of elements of the single frame animation used, act as background and visual prods to the memory, while the amazing puppets create characters which can be done no other way or for elements of the story. The puppets of Noggin, Nooka, Thor Nogson and Knut are as close to the drawings as it would be possible to make, while Graculus, Romf, and Groliffe the Ice Dragon are slightly different but still stunning reproductions of the 2D counterparts. Made by Caroline Bowman and Ruth Herbert (who happens to be Peter Firmin’s granddaughter) these puppets are as central to the show as the actors themselves.
The performers have one major character each, but also move effortlessly between narrating, major character, minor character, puppeteer and in some cases musician. Max Mackintosh is a young heroic Noggin, with Clive Holland as his right hand man, Thor Nogson. Anthony Gleave is a suitably evil Nogbad the Bad while Nicholas Collett has the vital roles of both Graculus and Groliffe.
Director John Wright has stuck as close as possible to the plots, skimming over parts which would be either too complex or simply too long to do, but leaving the core of the tale intact. At an hour and fifteen minutes long, this is an ideal show for young children and the perfect way to introduce them to the world of Noggin and the iconic imaginations of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin.

REVIEW: The Sagas of Noggin the Nog – The Studio, The Hawth
by Mark Dunford

Vikings, dragons, big green birds, beautiful puppetry and ‘little men’. This is the world of Noggin the Nog. And this is a world which was not familiar to me before seeing Mischevous Theatre perform it at the Studio at the Hawth Crawley.
But after seeing this performance it is an exciting world I would visit again.
Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin have a rich history in children’s entertainment having also created Bagpuss, The Clangers, and Ivor the Engine among others.
Peter based the drawings of Noggin and other characters on the Lewis Chess pieces which were rooted from a sand dune in Uig Bay in 1831 by a poor superstitious soul who rang away thinking they were elves – and Peter decided they were Nogs.
Noggin the Nog was made in single frame animations by Smallfilms, set up in a barn at Peter aand Joan’s famrhouse in Kent and ‘King of the Nogs’ was first shown in it’s black and white version in 1959.
And it’s that version which is referenced in this stage version, performed by Clive Holland (The brave and mighty Thornogson), Nicholas Collett (Graculous), Max Mackintosh (Noggin) and Anthony Gleave (Nogbad the Bad).
In two short halves they performed two seperate stories, both funny, exciting and dramatic.
The impressive thing about the show is the skill of the actors and how they use the minimalistic set (a screen, a campfire, a couple of barrels, a disco ball and some instruments).
And the four actors are called upon to be narrators, characters, musicians, puppeteers and a dragon – and there were no weaknesses in the performances. The relaxed style of the performances, which involves plenty of audience participation, asides and ad-libbing, makes you think that’s how they would act in their everyday life without an audience.
The puppets looked beautiful and were made by chief puppet-designer and maker Caroline Bowman and her assistant Ruth Herbert, who is Peter Firmin’s grand-daughter. The crows in the cape of Nogbad the Bad were particularly impressive.
But I am not the target audience so I left it to my three-year-old son Noah, who laughed all the way through, to sum it up, ‘It was very exciting and my favourite bit was the dragon’.

‘Noggin the Nog’ – Third Party Productions
13. April 2013 – Helen Jauregui
‘The Sagas of Noggin the Nog’ sees Third Party Productions introduce big ideas to the small stage, in a reimagining of the popular TV series by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. Director John Wright’s all-male cast of four explore the Land of Nog and all the weird characters and creatures it has to offer. They begin with King Noggin’s search for a wife, while his wicked uncle Nogbad the Bad plots against him, and close with an exciting quest in search of treasure.
Attending as a childless, lone critic didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this family show. I discovered a pleasing balance between simple, concise storytelling – aimed at those members of the audience who were probably up past their bedtimes, and down to earth, yet tasteful jokes ¬– for those who were well past their school years!
Graculus, a big green bird who befriends Noggin, is a highlight and a wonderful example of a polished puppet and focused performer coming together. With strips of frayed cloth making up his dark green plumage over a rigid body, he is an elegant rod puppet who flys about the set smoothly in the puppeteer’s arms, as his levered yellow beak convincingly lip synchs.
Another treat is when Nogbad the Bad holds open his cape to reveal a set of six black crows nestled within. These cheeky glove puppets, made from soft, felty material and with huge white eyeballs and bright yellow beaks, are the villain’s spies. With help from two puppeteers hidden behind the cape, four of the crows tell jokes and spread gossip.
The set also shows ingenuity, as wooden crates and barrels double up as seats, platforms and hiding places. A fake log fire, glowing near the front row, houses the projector for a series of black and white 2D animations (which charmingly evoke the original TV series) but also serves as an atmospheric focal point for storytelling each time the cast crouches around it.
Another interesting dramatic device is how the characters are, at different times, portrayed using three methods – actors, animation and puppetry. Two actors interact freely when playing Noggin and his friend ThorNogson, but when they must climb up a hill, these actors each take control of their own puppet, made from painted wood, to portray the same characters, while animation clips and narration fill in the gaps. Although the switch is sudden and these small puppets are fairly simple – with wobbly, movable arms and legs but without moving mouths – the result is believable.
The appearance of a large, papier mache ice dragon, the head of which is worn by an actor like an apron, is also great puppetry. Such wild characters and settings are a challenge to stage but Third Party Productions succeed beautifully.
‘The Sagas of Noggin the Nog’
Third Party Productions
The Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

“Clever, witty and entrancing . . . unquestionably a hit”

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Really great show, so funny and perfect for all the family – my son is still scaring my daughter silly pretending to be the big dragon. Hope you enjoy the break from Noggin ! (The Boo).

Review: cult classic Noggin the Nog charms all ages, The Culture Vulture

26 January 2018: “In the lands of the North where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit by their great log fire and they tell a tale…”

Children’s show Noggin the Nog which plays at the Rose Theatre Kingston for the rest of this week does a rare and miraculous thing. It manages to reproduce the quaint, homespun feel of the cult 1950s children’s TV series and books, and yet still entertain an audience of 21st-century children.

It was an inter-generational audience at Thursday’s show, with grandparents old to have watched as children there with their grandkids, and at least one mother who had come with a grown up daughter. And everyone appeared to be having a good time.

Friendly relations were set up with the audience immediately when two of the Vikings came down with a great big hammer and hammered the seat of a child in the front row “to make it less lumpy”.How did they do that? Today’s kids have notoriously short attention spans, yet the two stories unfolded without the sensationalism or manic haste of the usual kids’ fare on stage and screen. Instead the show drew us in, with an air of romantic mystery as the wheezy lament of the TV theme tune played on a foot-pumped organ.

There was vivid comic character acting from all four in the cast. We boo’ed a lot at Nogbad the Bad (a gloating Anthony Gleave), and laughed at lazy Queen Grunhilde and nervous Thor Nogson, the captain of the guard (both Clive Holland).

The show told two tales, one either side of the interval, each with a simple plot that unfolded in short scenes leaving no time to get bored. When his father the king dies, Noggin must go on a quest to find a bride before his evil uncle Nogbad steals the throne. Then he goes on a quest to rid his people of a troublesome dragon. The kind young hero Noggin (Harry Emerson) is always full of enthusiasm as he gets embroiled in absurd, fantastic situations.

The magical parts were done with puppets, skilfully brought to life by Kevin James, including a large dragon that succeeded in being a little scary.

First broadcast 59 years ago, Noggin was created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, geniuses from the golden age of kids’ telly whose other triumphs variously included Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Basil Brush. The original black and white series was filmed in stop-motion in a disused cowshed at Firmin and his wife’s farmhouse in Kent.

Perhaps this continuity is why the show managed to reproduce so well the lovely eccentricity of the TV series, the quaintness that was essential to its charm, with its evocative hand-drawn pictures of the far north. Firmin is still alive and gave his blessing to the show, directed by the vastly experienced John Wright. Firmin’s granddaughter worked on the puppets. Oliver Postgate died in 2008, alas, but his son Daniel has restarted the Postgate/Firmin production company Smallfilms and co-operated in creating this show.

I haven’t laughed so regularly and with such uncomplicated pleasure for a long time.

Curious Mum


We adventured into the land of the North and listened to the marvellous stories of the good-hearted king, Noggin the Nog. Paying a tribute to Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate’s famous children’s TV series, Third Party theatre take on this old time classic and breathe a new life into the much loved Sagas of Noggin the Nog. The result is an exciting production that not only takes you back to your childhood but also adds a fresh, comical flair, capturing audiences young and old, whether or not they are familiar with the characters and their exploits.

The brilliance of the original series lies in its simplicity and ability to capture the imagination and it was pleasing to see that Third Party followed the same path. Two stories are being told; a tale of Noggin travelling to the land of the midnight sun to find a wife, and then to the land of hot water where the ice dragon is causing trouble for the little people.

What we loved is that each tale started off just as the original cartoon and all the lovable characters, including Noggin’s surprisingly well-mannered Viking crew that love hot tea and buttered toast, the talking green bird Graculus and of course Nogbad the Bad – the devilishly charming villain thanks to Anthony Gleave’s portrayal – are all present. They are brought to life by a superb cast of four whose maturity brought a certain wittiness and stature to the production. They are effortlessly funny and engaging, and they have the audience wrapped around their finger from the get go.

The show is a winning mix of puppetry, projections and a sharp script. It is particularly commendable that both the projections and the puppets resonate with the original series with fragments of the original cartoon seemingly woven into the show, but it’s the Pynthonesque nature of the production that adds a new, delicious dimension to the play, creating a whole new fan base for the Nogs.

Noggin the Nog is showing at Rose Theatre Kingston on 25th – 28th January 2018. To book tickets, please visit the website.

Kelly Day
What a spellbinding and magical show we enjoyed at Ilfracombe today! A truly lovely experience!

Debbie Hadley
Got Nogged in Ilfracombe today! Fabulous and utterly charming show. Thank you!

Richard Evans
Today we went to see Noggin the Nog at Lighthouse in Poole. It was absolutely brilliant and very funny… if the tour is coming to a theatre near you then you should see it!

Beverly Evans
Just returned from the morning show at The LightHouse, Poole. Utterly brilliant show – couldn’t praise it highly enough, so thank you very, very much! My husband has been a long time fan of Noggin The Nog and some years ago we purchased the entire set of Sagas on video from the lovely Loaf at Dragon’s Friendly Society, so seeing this was a ‘must’, and we weren’t disappointed.

… and Twitter (Edinburgh)

Natasha Durkin
August 17 at 9:25pm
Fabulous, fabolius show today. I loved it just as much as my kids – Nogbad the bad was particularly amusing.

Darrena Smith
August 17 at 8:21pm
What a wonderful show. My kids aged 9 & 6 were captivated, as were we. I’m recommending it to all my friends before the festival finishes. Only wish we’d seen it sooner. Thank you

Iain Maclean
August 1 at 3:09pm
Went to the show yesterday – great fun. My son of 15 loved it, the whole show and the way it was done. My cousin who remembers the first time, loved it too. He didn’t join us in our helmet wearing even though we’d brought him a jimmy wig.

Jayne Baldwin @beltiewriter
@MischievousThtr Loved Noggin the Nog at #edinfestfringe. Brilliant, inventive, engaging, nostalgic and hilarious and a dragon!! Go see it.

Allan Wilson @allanbw2
Loved The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by @MischievousThtr. Full of fun and energy, worthy of the original. Only missing late Oliver Postgate 😦

Allan Wilson @allanbw2
Heard very small boy give Noggin the Nog by @MischievousThtr “four stars”. Obviously making an early start to a career as a critic.

Creative Arts East @CreativArtsEast
WOW as brilliant as I had hoped and more #nogginthenog @MischievousThtr @edfringe #edvh#edhouse #ruraltouring please tour with us!

Claire Hutchins @ClaireVPF
@MischievousThtr Lovely time at #thesagasofnogginthenog today :))) thank you! #edfringe

Jass @ScaryBint
@MischievousThtr absolutely magnificent Sagas of Noggin the Nog. Brilliantly done. I was a child again. Thank you.

Martin Lamb @martinlamb
Lovely charming #nogginthenog from @MischievousThtr and Third Party this morning. Hugely enjoyable Viking action for all ages.

A Male Soprano @AMaleSoprano
Congrats to @noggintheking on a wonderful show today… everyone must see this! #edfringe #unbored #talent

Noahsoldman @noahsoldman
@noggintheking #nogginthenog @AssemblyFest was superb we all loved it. Even the kids…

Noahsoldman @noahsoldman
@noggintheking but gutted #nogginthenog didn’t pick me #andreafromderbyshire

Julia Raeside @JNRaeside
Re that RT, I’ll keep banging on about @noggintheking til you’ve ALL seen it because it’s the loveliest thing at the festival. GO.

Outerstage @OuterStageUK
@noggintheking best show of the festival well done chaps, love to see you at @TRPlymouth some day.

Bear Caradog P.I. @BearCaradog
@noggintheking wonderful show, you obviously love doing it, and we loved watching you do it! Entertaining and funny, still chuckling…

GEEKchocolate @GeekChocolate
Thank you to everyone associated with @noggintheking today @AssemblyFest – all four of us loved it! Our favourite children’s show of #EdFest

Melissa @MJACorkhill
@noggintheking @AssemblyFest Husband and 6yr old son loved the show. Also reported more bearded men than kids in audience!

Julie @JulieProduces
Loved @noggintheking @AssemblyFest today. Not just for kids. Highly recommended

Julia Raeside @JNRaeside
@noggintheking Aww, you’re welcome. Was just lovely seeing sea of grinning faces, young and old. Brilliant show. xxx

Julia Raeside @JNRaeside
If in Edinburgh and can get to George Sq gardens please PLEASE see @noggintheking at Bosco Theatre. Best show at the Fringe.

Derek Mitchell @sideburns1970
@noggintheking great way to start a day @edfringe Love the harmonium intro #bewareofdragons

David Bower @davidbower_
@noggintheking #edfringe great show, fun for the kids and everyone else ! Booooo! Nogbad The Bad! Boooooooo! go see

Sarah Ecob @SarahVenueCymru
@comgavrob @noggintheking @ZOOvenues They’re multi-talented, those Vikings.

Sarah Ecob @SarahVenueCymru
Loved @noggintheking , I nearly got to marry Noggin! #edfringe

Nick Ecob @nickecob
Fantastic show at #edfringe @noggintheking ..#postgatefirmingenius

ACP Productions Ltd @acp_productions
Got to see a fabulous kids show yesterday, while visiting the crew at #BBCEdfest – @noggintheking fantastic show for the whole family!

Tom Burgess @Tomb_Urges
Fringe-goers, @noggintheking is a must, for adults and children alike. Such charm and warmth. Tangible love for its source. Joyous hour.

Catie Craig @ecossaise
Finally got to see @noggintheking @AssemblyFest and it lived up to the cartoons and hype, go see it! (Kids in tow or not) #edfringe

Helen Hedgepig @bigposhlady
@noggintheking fabulous show at the fringe Edinburgh today…..BRILLIANT..a must see for adults and children!

Stephen Wood @woodzmeister
@noggintheking saw the show on Friday. All the members of my family loved it – though you did try to marry off my wife to Noggin…

Michaela Horseman @klahorse
Just braved the rain to see a top quality kids show, brillant stuff @noggintheking #edfringe

Max Carcas @Edinburgreen
@noggintheking @AssemblyFest #fringe Great show, and the rain kept out! The ‘nice’ Dragon was quite a surprise! Thanks!

ReviewOnline140 @ReviewOnline140
@noggintheking #edfringe A gentle tale based on the original TV sagas. Entrancing, engaging & charming. Fun. Have children? Go. Go anyway!

Jonathan Stephen @jonathankws
On Saturday had lots of viking fun seeing @noggintheking at #edfringe. Captures the spirit & humour of the Oliver Postgate original so well!

Christopher Barbour @atbccb
Top start 2 @edfringe with Sagas Of Noggin The Nog, great performances & fun 4 all ages