Playtime! – Rochee the Friendliest Cockcroach

Esplanade Presents PLAYtime often Organised highly subsidised plays that are suitable for children. We first watched “The Bird who was Afraid of Heights” and instantly fell in love with PLAYtime plays for kids! 

This time, we were invited to watch Rochee the Friendliest Cockroach! 


The show was just as interactive as expected, which was the main reason we fell in love with their productions. Kids are not required to always sit down still and keep quiet. They will have tasks to do and will be involved in the play itself. 

The setting of the stage is different from the usual. We will sit on the floor in clusters and action could be ANYWHERE in the room! 

Before the show, we were taught some dance steps so we could be part of the play later on! 


Rochee the cockroach starts the show by singing and inviting us to sing along with it. 


As you can see in the photo below, we were sitting at the right back cluster and could still have full view of the front (photo below) and back (photo above). The play requires you to look to the left sometimes, and right sometimes. The cast is always moving around and this keeps the little children engaged. 


During another interactive portion, the  kids were all required to pick up the blue balls that rolled out from the sides of the room into a large container. (What did this represent you may ask? Watch the play to find out!)


This required everyone to get off their feet to complete the task. 🙂


And the same thing happened when we all had to stand up to move around. Was the cockroach dancing? What was everyone doing? 


All in all, my Son (turning 4) was very engaged by the show whilst my Daughter (just turned 2 yesterday) was a bit afraid and so she did not want to participate in the action. It was fine too. You could just sit there as well. 🙂 It is of course not expected that all the children will participate. Parents will know that it all depends on the child’s mood on that day. 


Rochee the Friendliest Cockroach will be running at the Esplanade until 05 March 2017. Tickets are at $20 each and you can purchase them here. Sensory-friendly performances are available too!


Follow them on their Facebook page for more information and updates on other plays. 


This was us at the play. :). Hope you enjoy the show too! 

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