Little Theo, he of the platinum blond curls and the adorable lisp, has always been my favorite. I have posted 2 clips of him previously, here and here. This one is the sequel to his first one where he had attempted a Hamlet soliloquy with Scottish actor Brian Cox. This is what came after he was distracted by the book with jigsaws. This kid’s accent (and his overall mien) is just adorable.
And here’s the text of the popular tongue-twister:
Oh what to do to die today at a minute or two ’til two
A thing distinctly hard to say yet harder still to do
For they’ll beat a tattoo at twenty to two
With a rattatta tattatta tattatta too
And the dragon will come when he hears the drum
At a minute or two ’til two today
At a minute or two ’til two.
My favorite youtube kid, Theo, the same little boy who took impromptu Shakespeare masterclasses with Brian Cox almost a year ago (click here to see my post of him doing Hamlet’s 3rd soliloquy), sings “My Wee Gas Mask” . A year later, and just as adorable! —
Here are the lyrics to the song:
In my wee gas mask, I’m working out a plan
Tho’ all the kids imagine that I’m just a bogey man
The girls all smile and bring their friends to see
The nicest lookin’ warden in the A.R.P.
Whenever there’s a raid on, listen to my cry
An airy-plane, an airy-plane away-way up-a-kye
Then I run helter-skelter but don’t run after me
You’ll no get in my shelter for it’s far too wee.
Emmy-award winning Scottish actor, Brian Cox, coaches “Theo” to quote the third soliloquy of The Bard’s Hamlet. This little kid is very talented (note how he catches the inflections of his drama teacher ….), and woh— those curls!!!!!
p.s., What’s not to love about that accent — even if uttered by a child!!