The Three Billy Goats Gruff {Review & Giveaway}

Posted by ~Summer~ on 7.4.15
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I loved reading fairy tales when I was a kid and now as a mum, I like reading them to my children. There is just something whimsical and enchanting about these stories and although I do not want my kids to think that there is no suffering in the world, I also like them to believe that happily ever afters do exist.

We have this book of fairy tales that we like to use quite often for bedtime stories and I guess it's not a surprise that my girls are in love with tales like Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Hansel and Gretel.

There is also this fairy tale that Angel is fond of since she was a toddler and now that she knows how to read all the words, she likes to read it to the younger sister too. Can you guess what it is? Hint: Three goats and a troll.



Yes, it's The Three Billy Goats Gruff, which is a Norwegian fairy tale collected by Peter Christen Asbjรธrnsen and Jรธrgen Moe, first published between 1841 and 1844. The troll that it talks about is a supernatural being in Scandinavian folklore, often depicted as an ugly, slow-witted creature that dwells in isolated rocks, mountains or caves.



You probably know that we stayed in Scandinavia for a good four years so for Angel, she has come across trolls, fake ones of course, from when she was still a baby. That is perhaps the reason why she is more captivated than terrified of these creatures now that she is older.





So, when we were invited to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff, which has been adapted into a musical for kids aged 2 to 6 years old, you bet we were thrilled to know that one of our favourite fairy tales was going to come alive on stage!

Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company - a theatre company producing quality plays for children using professional adult actors, The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a musical designed to thrill, entertain and educate young children while bringing fun and laughter to the entire family.


In the story, the Three Billy Goats Gruff (affectionately known as "Baby", "Middle" and "Big") graze happily together with their caretaker, Little Bo-Frilly. One day, it dawns on them that they are in the middle of a dreadful drought. To their dismay, slowly but surely, they are running out of food. Together, the gang makes the decision to cross a bridge to the other side of the valley, where lush green grass seemingly awaits. Unfortunately, below the bridge lives a frightening troll that loves to feast on..... goats! Can the goats outsmart the monstrous, greedy troll in this fight for survival?

We totally enjoyed the songs, written by the award-winning West-End musical theatre songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and couldn't help but sing along to them during the show. The cute choreography, tap dancing and make-believe ukulele strumming also got us grooving to the beat and I really applaud the efforts, professionalism and zeal displayed by the cast.

The kids also loved the character Little Bo-Frilly, who is a sweet, innocent girl dressed in frills who always forgets about her goats (yes, she is supposedly related to Little Bo Peep). I like the camaraderie she has with the goats and how their strong friendship helps them to overcome the hurdles.

As for the grumpy old troll, he's certainly one intriguing character though the fierce-looking costume, husky voice and red lights that shine whenever he crawls out of the bridge might intimidate some of the younger audience in the front rows. Well, every story needs an antagonist, right? I definitely think that the troll is the character who made the whole story more interesting and exciting for the kids!

So, what happens to the troll eventually? Do the goats find what they were looking for? And, is the grass always greener on the other side? I love that there is a moral to the story so I can take the chance to teach the kids a lesson on life. As for the ending, I'll leave that for you to find out.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff show details

Event Date
2 April to 10 May 2015
Mon - Fri : 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 10am
Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm

Venue
DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

Duration
Approximately 50 minutes

Ticket Pricing
Weekdays (Mon - Fri)
- Standard: S$25, S$22
- Family Package of 4: S$85 for Cat 1 tickets
Weekends (Sat & Sun)
- Standard: S$35, S$32
- Family Package of 4: S$119 for Cat 1 tickets

Recommended Age
This show is recommended for 2 years old and above. Infant in arms or children aged 2 years can enter provided they have tickets.

To book the tickets, go here or call the Sistic ticketing hotline at 6348 5555.

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Good news! For those who wish to watch the show, I have a family package of 4 tickets to give away!


This giveaway is open to readers worldwide, as long as you can make it for the show! The winner will be able to select his/her preferred date and time (up to 10 May 2015) based on ticket availability. To participate, simply leave a comment in this blog post with your name, email address and tell me which is your favourite fairy tale! Indicate in the Rafflecopter widget that you have done so and to increase your chances of winning, you can choose to carry out the rest of the options. Good luck!

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Disclosure: We were invited to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff for the purpose of writing this review. Production images are provided by SRT. All opinions are our own.

51 comments:

  1. chueimei@gmail.com
    goldilocks n the 3 bears

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  2. My details are: Andy Neo and email address is: cardz_house@yahoo.co.uk
    Favourite fairy tale has definitely got to be Cinderella as it emphasized some main themes in life being having courage, showing kindness etc

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  3. Name: Sharon Ng
    Email: sharonnwt@gmail.com
    My favorite is The three little pigs!

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  4. Patrick poon
    Strife_poon@hotmail.com
    My favourite is the three litte pigs

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  5. Name: Loh Jie
    Email: nirvana2@gmail.com
    My favourite fairy tale is Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.

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  6. Name: Ketty Lim
    Email: niko9797@yahoo.com.sg
    My Favourite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

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  7. Name: Tan Suat Hoon
    Email: wendyz17@yahoo.com.sg
    My favourite fairy tale is The Ugly Duckling.

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  8. Hope to win. I'm sure my princesses will love it. My favorite fairy tale is Little red riding hood… Both my princesses favourite fairy tale is Cinderella.

    KaRen Ong
    karen_opk@yahoo.com

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  9. Name: Cindy Chua
    Email: cindywei.chua@gmail.com
    Fav fairy tale: Pinnochio cos it teaches my boy always to be honest.

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  10. Name: Carolyn Lim
    Email: Carolyn_lim2004@yahoo.com.sg
    My favourite fairy tale is Three Little Pigs as the story tells us that one should not be lazy and siblings need to be help each others.

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  11. Leong Yee Ming
    leongyeeming@yahoo.com
    My favourite fairy tale is Three Little Pigs.

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  12. Mikki Teo
    Etoilebb08@hotmail.com
    Fav fairy tale: The Happy Prince

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  13. Charmaine
    Myaddieis@gmail.com
    Goldilocks and the 3 bears

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  14. Patrina
    patrinatan@yahoo.com
    Three little pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears!

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  15. Cinderella
    Jingxian
    j_xian@hotmail.com

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  16. Snow White and the 7 dwarfs is my favourite fairy tale.
    Khor Lee Ling
    khorleeling@gmail.com

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  17. Three little pigs.
    Adeline koo
    Adaline21@hotmail.com

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  18. Red Riding Hood.
    JingRong
    lohjingrong@yahoo.com.sg

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  19. Teo Yee Long
    trantrulla@hotmail.com
    Cinderella

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  20. Wenqi
    casperian05(at)gmail(.)com
    ไธ‰ๅชๅฐ็Œช

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  21. Ai Ling
    ngal1710@yahoo.com.sg

    our fav: three little pigs.
    i'll always end up as the wolf trying to puff down the 'mattress and pillow' house my boys made

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  22. My favourite fairy tale is Cinderella!

    Ashley Tan
    ashley_tan@singnet.com.sg

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  23. Serene Leow
    liaoserene@hotmail.com

    Little Red Riding Hood is my favourite!

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  24. Keli Li
    Cubone.blue@gmail.com
    3 little pig

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  25. Goldilocks and the three bears
    cmeilim@gmail.com
    Carol Lim

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  26. Joyce Tan
    joyctansg@gmail.com
    My all time favourite is 3Little Pigs.

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  27. Three Little Pigs!

    robert_sim@yahoo.com
    Robert Sim

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  28. Name: Jason Chew
    Email: jasonchewth@gmail.com
    My favorite is The little red riding hood!

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  29. Cinderella
    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  30. Jamie chaw
    Jamiechaw@gmail.com
    Sleeping beauty :)

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  31. Gordon Ngiam
    ngiamkm@yahoo.com.sg
    My favourite fairy tale is The Three Little Pigs!.

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  32. Three Little Pigs

    Andrew Wong
    Andrew.wong017@gmail.com

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  33. Three Little Pigs
    Ng Hui Ming
    Panggou780@gmail.com

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  34. The Little Red Hen

    Sandra New
    sandranewsg@yahoo.com.sg

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  35. Teo Siew Chin
    siewchin.xz@gmail.com

    Little Red Riding Hood

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  36. Ang Huey Fen

    chrisanghf@gmail.com

    Sleeping Beauty

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  37. Debbie Ng
    Debbiengyl@yahoo.com

    My favorite is Three Little Pigs

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  38. We love three little pigs and often act it out too.

    Eunice Wee
    nikki_wee@hotmail.com

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  39. My favourite fairy tale is Snow White & The Seven dwarfs
    Lu Siu Ching
    precious_qing@yahoo.com.sg

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  40. Maybelline Tan
    itz_ya@yahoo.com

    Little Red Riding Hood

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  41. Louis Lee
    leechlouis@gmail.com
    The Three Little Pigs

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  42. Pam Wong
    pamwong_diver@yahoo.com.sg
    The three little Pigs who worked hand in hand together like the three billy gruffs goats!

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  43. My fav fairytale is Cinderella
    Michelle khoo
    mich_khoo@hotmail.com
    Michelle

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  44. my favourite fairytale is snow white!
    Rosalind Leong
    createjoy2000@yahoo.com

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  45. Three Little Pigs.
    Chancl Xgg
    xggchancl@gmail.com

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  46. My favourite fairy tale has to be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! :)))

    Felicia
    fur_li@hotmail.com

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  47. 3 little pigs!
    Mabel
    huhankuaile@gmail.com

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  49. 3 little pigs
    Amanda Soh
    amandasoh@gmail.com

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  50. 3 little pigs
    Amanda Soh
    amandasoh@gmail.com

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  51. Madeline Yeo
    Madelineyeo@yahoo.com.sg
    Hoping to bring my kiddo to his first musical!

    I like "Hansel & Gretel" for the sweet candy house

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