Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf Review

This weekend we were invited to review Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf by the Action Transport Theatre at Whitby Hall, Ellsmere Port.  The show that has been co-produced with the Unity Theatre, Liverpool and was performed in Liverpool over the Christmas period, was absolutely superb. The Whitby Hall setting is small, …

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Babe The Sheep Pig UK Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Babe, The Sheep-Pig – Live on Stage in 2017

Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s much-loved children’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig is arriving on stage in 2017 in a major UK Tour. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet, it tells the story of the lovable Babe in a …

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Mr Popper’s Penguins Family Musical

When I said we were off to see Mr Popper’s Penguins at the theatre, the first thing that people said was ‘have you seen the film?’ Well I must confess, it was worse than that, I didn’t even realise there was a film, let alone a book that they were …

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Underneath a Magical Moon Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Underneath a Magical Moon Review

On Saturday morning I took 4 kids (age range 3 to 9, two of my own and two borrowed) to see “Underneath a Magical Moon” at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale presented by Tutti Frutti productions and York Theatre Royal. I was a bit nervous about leaving my ‘hood …

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Snow White at the Liverpool Empire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review of Snow White Pantomime, Liverpool Empire

We had the most amazing night last week at this year’s Pantomime, at the Liverpool The Empire,  Snow White. I’m 15 and I went with my cousin who is 18. We hadn’t been to the Pantomime since we were little and we were so excited to go, just the two of …

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Cinderella Pantomine at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Last night we went to see the first night’s performance of Cinderella at The Floral Pavilion in New Brighton. I’ve taken the kids to see Cinderella and a few other pantos there before, but this was by far the best panto we’ve ever seen over the last decade! Wow ! …

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Peter Pan Pantomime at the Stockport Plaza

Last Friday, I took my 3 children (10, 9 and 6) the opening night of Peter Pan at the Stockport Plaza. We only live a mile away from the theatre, so we’ve been to the Plaza panto every year for the last 4 years and this was my favourite so …

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Theatre Severn Pantomime ‘Cinderella’

For as long as I can remember, going to ‘the panto’ has formed part of our family Christmas traditions. Being based in Shropshire, we are lucky to have a choice of venues we can attend. This year, we were invited to go and watch ‘Cinderella’ at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. From …

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Our Review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Our Review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical

This week they boys and I took a trip to the Lowry to see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stage show. The show features a number well known television stars – Jason Manford as Caracatus Potts, Charlotte Wakefield as Truly Scrumptious, Claire Sweeney as Baroness Bomburst and Phill Jupitus as …

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Snowflakes dance during English National Ballet's dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker at the Coliseum Theatre, London on December 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker at Liverpool Empire

On the coldest night of the year so far (apparently), we had the enormous pleasure of going to see the English National Ballet’s Nutcracker. I must start by saying I am slightly biased, having done ballet from age 4 – 18, but even  those new to Ballet couldn’t help but …

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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen – Our Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen – Our Review

Last night my three girls were lucky enough to attend the first night of Disney on Ice presents Frozen at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. This is their third Disney on Ice show and most definitely their favourite to date. If you have been to any Disney on Ice shows before …

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Knowing the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a rite of passage for both parents and children. In fact, I would go as far as to say it would be in my Top Ten Must Reads for Children! When we were asked to review the show, prior to its …

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Gangsta Granny at Theatre Severn

You would be hard pressed as a parent to have missed out on the fact that comedian David Walliams has made the tricky transition from comedian to Author, and successful Author at that, over the past few years. Each Christmas seems to bring another adaption of his quirky creations onto …

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Review of Aleena’s Garden, The Lowry

Aleena’s Garden is a production produced by Colour the Clouds Theatre Company. It is advertised as a sensory adventure for 0 – 3 year-olds. The production invites the children to witness and feel the change in seasons and watch how the seasons affect the plants and flowers in Aleena’s Garden. What …

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Junior Jesters at Theatre Seven

Junior Jesters is a comedy performance especially aimed at children that takes place every couple of months at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury. At £7.50 a ticket or £25 for a family of 4 the tickets for the hour long performance are relatively cheap. We noticed that several groups had utilised …

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SWAN LAKE ON STAGE AT THE STOCKPORT PLAZA
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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

My 8 year old daughter and I were lucky enough to see a one-night-only performance of Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet & Opera at the Stockport Plaza this week. We live only a mile away from the Plaza, so it was a perfect location for us, but the …

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
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STRICTLY COME DANCING 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR

  Strictly Come Dancing 10th Anniversary Live Tour Starts 20 JANUARY – 12 FEBRUARY 2017 STARRING TV JUDGES LEN GOODMAN & CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD WITH GUEST JUDGE, FORMER STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL DANCER AND STAR OF ‘IT TAKES TWO’ KAREN HARDY TICKETS ON SALE NOW Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK …

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Chicago at Liverpool Empire was Simply Perfect

Simply perfect! Last night we had the great pleasure of going to see the multi-award winning Chicago at the Liverpool Empire theatre as the show tours the country.  Sometimes I feel that when musicals tour you get a slightly watered down version of what has been on stage in London …

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The Railway Children at Kings Cross

The Railway Children at Kings Cross has been on my list of things to watch since it was first staged in York in 2008. When you have been looking forward to something for so long it is often a worry that it won’t live up to expectations. I needn’t have …

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Speke Hall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears was performed by the Bookworm Players over the August bank holiday weekend at Speke Hall, Liverpool. We visited today and it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon.  It’s especially good value for National Trust members as Tickets are only £5 each, £2 …

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Family Fun at The Lowry – The Gruffalo’s Child, Lunch and Superheroes!

If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in the Summer holidays (or afterwards if you have pre-schoolers) then a day at The Lowry in Manchester would be a great idea. We spent a lovely day there watching the Gruffalo’s Child, eating lunch in Pier Eight Restaurant and …

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The Hobbit, Williamson Park

Myself and my partner, plus our two kids, Freddie (8) and Daisy (3) recently attended the summer showing of The Hobbit by the Dukes Theatre Company at Williamson Park, Lancaster. We managed to see last years production of Oliver which was absolutely superb so we were all rather excited to …

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Cats The Musical
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Cats The Musical UK Tour

Last night I went to see Cats at the Liverpool Empire on the opening night of a 6 night run in Liverpool.  They’ve made some changes to the latest touring production of Cats, and up-dated some of the set pieces to give it a more contemporary feel. Many of the …

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Cats The Musical for Kids

Like many little girls, my 6 year old embraces the gender stereotype of not only loving dancing, but wanting to be a dancer when she grows up (actually she wants to be a dancing vet and part time policewoman/teacher but we will talk about that another time!). When her Dance …

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