Well, firstly, this production is aimed at children, and kids of all ages find poo funny. But more importantly this is a rather heartwarming story with a message: that nothing is useless in this world. Even an object as seemingly worthless as a piece of poo has a use if she can but find it. And this piece of poo finds its purpose in providing the nutrients for a dandelion seed to grow into a flower.
Costumes are colourful (apart from the necessarily brown-coloured star of the show): I particularly liked the dancing red pepper. And it was a nice touch to have one of the actors warm up the audience by asking what noise various animals make, and contrasting them with the noises the same animals make in Korea. As well as breaking the ice, it made the point that there are different ways of saying the same thing, and explained in advance why, when the chickens came on stage, they weren’t making quite the noises that a young British audience might expect.
Overall this was a charming production which the children in the audience thoroughly enjoyed. And I know at least one adult who has been going to see this every year at Edinburgh. This was my first visit and I was very happy to make the show’s acquaintance.