The Muppets Take the O2 … Heads and prawns

When I went: 14 July 2018

Music Owl Hoot rating: 3/5

Location: The O2, London

Performers: The Muppets, Peter Davison, Adam Hills, Anthony Head

Creative team: The Muppets

Approximate price: £40

Special points: Nostalgia

Best bit: Anthony Head and Pepe the Prawn

If I could change one thing: Pacier


The show:

I find that most people who like The Muppets grew up watching and loving them (probably through Sesame Street). I didn’t actually know The Muppets at all until I was about 18, when I got introduced to the wonder that is Muppet Treasure Island (perhaps Tim Curry’s finest performance, on a par with his turn in The Rocky Horror Picture Show). Anyway, for most fans, they mean nostalgia and they want to see all the things you’d expect – Kermit and Miss Piggy arguing, the show going wrong, Kermit singing Rainbow Connection with a banjo sitting on a log, celebrity guests … this show had all that.

This performance:

It wasn’t the paciest show I’ve ever seen and I think maybe it should have been shortened and the interval taken out, but given the wide age range maybe an interval was necessary. The best bit was Anthony Head trying to read a Wordsworth poem and descending into musical chaos with Pepe the Prawn. Obviously I was annoyed to not see the show on the night that David Tennant featured as Doctor Who, but Peter Davison is still a likeable stage presence.

2 thoughts on “The Muppets Take the O2 … Heads and prawns

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.