Hosted by likeable puppeteer Toby Mitchell, ‘Monsters Got Talent’ mixes Sesame Street-style puppetry with X Factor-esque competition, following a variety of creatures as they audition for MGT. The best make it through to the final, while the rest are literally thrown in the bin. Like one of the cooler CBBC presenters, Mitchell has the right balance of charm and enthusiasm – throwing in some frankly under-appreciated topical references for the parents, but never patronising the kids. Several monsters’ talents were somewhat lacklustre, and more of the auditionees would have gone in the bin if Mitchell had listened to popular opinion, but the debate often helped to engage the younger audience members. Good fun.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug (not 20, 21, 22, 23, 24), 1.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Holly Close]