Review |The Little Gift | M6 Theatre Company
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Review |The Little Gift | M6 Theatre Company

As a Rochdale lass born and bred, I was only too happy to go and support our local, multi award winning M6 Theatre Company in their new show, Little Gift. NB: Laura and her family received complimentary tickets to see The Little Gift by M6 Theatre Company at The Lowry but …

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Review | Lily and the Snow Bear at The Met Theatre
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Review | Lily and the Snow Bear at The Met Theatre

So Christmas is nearly here, our elf is up to mischief and so are the children, so what better way to get ready than a festive trip to the theatre? Last night, 20th December, we were lucky enough to be invited to The Met in Bury; a grade II listed …

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Review | Jack and the Beanstalk | Pantomime at Liverpool Empire

Last night we had a really fun night at Jack and the Beanstalk this years Pantomime at the Liverpool Empire.  In fact we had a better than expected night and even the husband (a true pantomime sceptic) was seen to enjoy himself! NB: We received complimentary tickets to watch Jack and the …

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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport
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Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime at the Plaza, Stockport

At the start of December, I asked my children (12, 11 and 8) what things they’d most like to do in the run up to Christmas to seriously get into the festive spirit, and was met with cries of ‘The Panto!!!’.  We’ve been to the panto at Stockport Plaza nearly …

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Review | The Wizard of Oz at Storyhouse Chester
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Review | The Wizard of Oz at Storyhouse Chester

Did you see The Secret Seven at StoryhouseLive last Christmas? We did and we loved it.  This year you can join Dorothy, Toto and her friends for The Wizard of Oz a major new stage production of the classic MGM musical motion picture, featuring all the favourite songs, including Somewhere Over The Rainbow …

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Peter Pan at Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
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Peter Pan at Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

As a family, we are keen fans of the Dukes Theatre productions and over the last few years we have enjoyed several performances in the fabulous grounds of Williamson Park which have all been fantastic. Following the advertisement of this year’s festive production we were very keen to attend to …

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Beauty and the Beast | Unity Theatre
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Review | Beauty and the Beast at Unity Theatre Liverpool

Unity Theatre, Action Transport Theatre and DaDaFest (a Liverpool disability and Deaf arts organisation)  have turned the age old classic of Beauty and the Beast into something that little bit different this Christmas. NB: We were invited to watch Beatty and the Beast at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool and …

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Stick Man - Live on Stage | The Lowry
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Stick Man – Live on Stage | The Lowry

Our review of Scamp Theatre’s fabulous adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stickman – live on stage! NB: Katy and her family received complementary tickets to see Stickman at the Lowry but all views and opinions are their own. We absolutely love the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler  stories in …

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre
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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto | The Snow Queen at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre

Get your festive dancing shoes on … a Mini Travellers favourite the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is back for Christmas 2018 (this is a no spoilers review!) Late November our Christmas countdown began (much to the disgruntlement of my husband who would put our Christmas Tree up on Christmas Eve if …

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Review Nativity! The Musical
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Review Nativity! The Musical

We have hit Christmas with a bang in our house by heading to the Liverpool Empire and watching Nativity! The Musical last week. Thanks to Liverpool Empire for review tickets – all views and opinions our own. In the words of my daughter below – it was stunning! A Strictly …

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Marvel Universe LIVE! will visit Liverpool for the First Time in 2019 - you can sign-up for priority tickets!
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Marvel Universe LIVE! will visit Liverpool for the First Time in 2019 – tickets go on pre-sale TODAY!

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! COMES TO LIVERPOOL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME WITH A SHOW THAT FEATURES GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND MORE THAN 20 FAVOURITE MARVEL SUPER HEROES AND VILLAINS! Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into Liverpool next autumn as Marvel Universe LIVE! Makes its very …

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Halloween Screenings at the Historic Victoria Baths
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Halloween Screenings at the Historic Victoria Baths

Last weekend, we were lucky enough to be able to take our children to see a special screening of the classic Halloween movie The Witches, adapted from the Roald Dahl book, shown in the fabulous surroundings of Victoria Baths in Manchester.   The Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema company hosted several screenings of spooky movies over the weekend, for …

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"This fast-paced panto-esque comedy is damningly relevant now"
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They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! | Liverpool Playhouse Review

Last night I laughed a lot watching the first night of They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at Liverpool Playhouse. On until Saturday 3rd November “This fast-paced panto-esque comedy is damningly relevant now” (The Guardian). Anthea is a woman on the edge, out of work, and in arrears. When she gets …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival
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Ultimate Guide to Liverpool Ice Festival with Kids

On 10th November 2018 the enchanting Liverpool Ice Festival returns for another year, as Pier Head is transformed into a winter wonderland. This will be the third year for the Liverpool Ice Festival at its iconic waterfront location, featuring: Liverpool’s biggest ever ice slide Last year we went on the Ice …

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Theatre Review | Persuasion at Liverpool Playhouse

A newly adapted production of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion visits the Liverpool Playhouse from 9-13 October 2018. We attended on the opening night where the 200 year old play was brought to the stage by Theatre6 and Catherine Schreiber. Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final novel (and in many peoples mind arguably …

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Helen Forrester’s By the Waters of Liverpool | Theatre Review
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Helen Forrester’s By the Waters of Liverpool | Theatre Review

Helen Forrester’s latest thought provoking play By the Waters of Liverpool | Theatre Review We arrived at the Empire to the sounds of a brass band welcoming us to go back in time to 1939.  We were attending the premier of Helen Forrester’s ‘By the Waters of Liverpool’, her sequel to …

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The Lovely Bones Theatre Review | Everyman Theatre

The Lovely Bones, one of the best-selling novels of the 21st century is brought to life on stage this week at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. Adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery from Alice Sebold’s amazing story that stopped most of us in our tracks when it was published (16 years ago) in 2002.  It opened at …

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Peppa Pig's Adventure
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Peppa Pig’s Adventure | Live at the Lowry

Little miss and I were invited to watch Peppa Pig’s Adventure, a live stage show, when it came to the Lowry, Manchester, on the 15th and 16th August, and we jumped at the chance to go and see it. My daughter is 3, very nearly 4, and a huge Peppa …

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Review | The Railway Children by Heartbreak Productions
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Review | The Railway Children by Heartbreak Productions

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in the summer holidays, we packed a picnic and our camping chairs and headed to Fletcher Moss park in Didsbury, Manchester, to watch a live performance of E Nesbit’s classic story, The Railway Children by Heartbreak Productions. The brilliant cast of just five perform on …

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David Walliams’ Awful Auntie | Richmond Theatre
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David Walliams Awful Auntie Review | Liverpool Empire

Awful Auntie Review By Olivia Frodsham age 9 Awful Auntie is a very well-loved children’s book by David Walliams and Illustrated by Tony Ross. I am a lover of David Walliams and I have read : Demon Dentist,The Boy in the Dress,The Midnight Gang,Gangster Granny and I am in the middle …

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Mid Week break at Ribby Hall Village
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Mid Week Break at Ribby Hall Village

Over the Summer Holidays we had a mid week break at Ribby Hall Village near Blackpool. So what did we think?  We had visited Ribby Hall in 2014 when the children were 4 and 3 and were keen to find out what had changed and what had improved. NB: We …

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What The Ladybird Heard Review, The Lowry, Manchester
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What The Ladybird Heard Review, The Lowry, Manchester

Today we were lucky enough to not only watch a magical performance of What The Lady Bird Heard at The Lowry, but to meet its inspirational cast. A group of people who have my youngest planning to make her long-term career aim (Ice cream lady) part time, to include Sunday …

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Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce a brand-new UK arena tour with OVO.
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Cirque du Soleil Brings ‘OVO’ to Arenas Across the UK

Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce a brand-new UK arena tour with OVO. OVO is to embark on a huge UK Arena Tour starting in Liverpool on 16th August 2018.  The arena tour of OVO will run from 16th August to 7 October 2018. Tickets on sale now via …

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The Three Musketeers Walkabout Theatre | The Dukes Play at Williamson Park
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Review | The Three Musketeers Walkabout Theatre | The Dukes Play at Williamson Park

We were so lucky to attend another Dukes Play at Williamson Park this last week. This year however was slightly different due to the beautiful weather Lancaster is presently enjoying. Every time I attend a play at Williamson Park I’m overwhelmed by the beauty that surrounds the relevant stages where …

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