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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What The Ladybird Heard Live on stage at The Lowry
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WIN 4 Tickets to see What The Ladybird Heard Live on stage at The Lowry

Based on the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment in association with Matthew Gregory presents What The Ladybird Heard Live on stage at The Lowry from Wednesday 1st August – Sunday 26th August 2018 and you can WIN tickets. Two crafty robbers, one …

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Review| The Play That Goes Wrong at Liverpool Empire
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Review| The Play That Goes Wrong at Liverpool Empire

A review of The Play That Goes Wrong which is Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off.  It’s also a multi award-winning smash hit comedy, now playing on Broadway and enjoying its 4th year in the West End. The Play That Goes Wrong (now touring the UK and currently in Liverpool) had the audience in …

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Son of a Preacher Man The Musical – Review
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Son of a Preacher Man The Musical – Review

Son of a Preacher Man The Musical has arrived at the Liverpool Empire at the end of a national tour. We went to see it on Tuesday 3 July 2018,  which was the opening night of a 5 night run in Liverpool, which ends the national tour. The Liverpool Empire …

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Thriller Live at Liverpool Empire
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Thriller Live at Liverpool Empire

On the hottest evening of the year my two boys age 5 & 7 and I were invited along to the Liverpool Empire for the opening night of Thriller Live. Before going to see Thriller Live I had read a few reviews about age suitability but apart from the odd …

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Theatre Review: The Big I Am at the Everyman, Liverpool
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Theatre Review: The Big I Am at the Everyman, Liverpool

Last night I went to watch the The Big I Am at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.   Robert Farquhar’s take on Henrik Ibsen’s cumbersome 1867 epic of one man’s extraordinary life is an absolutely incredible production. I’ve started to type this review a few times today but have stopped every …

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War Horse at The Lowry
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War Horse at The Lowry

I’m not going to lie, when my husband said we were going to see War Horse at The Lowry, I wasn’t thrilled.  I love the theatre but I’m not a huge fan of war films (I haven’t seen the film or read the book). I find war films difficult to …

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Shrek The Musical
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Shrek the Musical Review | Liverpool Empire

Last night I was lucky enough to be able to take my two boys age 5 and 7 to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to see the touring production of Shrek the Musical. We were greeted on the red carpet by theatre staff all wearing Shrek ears, and as we …

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Swallows and Amazons – Storyhouse, Chester
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Review | Swallows and Amazons at Storyhouse, Chester

After the success of The Secret Seven at Christmas, we were excited about returning to this fabulous theatre to watch Swallows and Amazons at The Storyhouse, Chester for the Saturday matinee. Bryony Lavery’s new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons was in the words of a six year old – Epic! So …

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Review: The Snail and the Whale at The Lowry Theatre
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Review: The Snail and the Whale at The Lowry Theatre

As a family we love to go to the theatre, and we are avid Julia Donaldson fans so when the opportunity to see The Snail and the Whale at The Lowry Theatre came up, I naturally jumped at the chance. Unfortunately there was a mix up with tickets, and although …

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Review: Legally Blonde The Musical
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Review: Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde The Musical starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan arrived at the Liverpool Empire this week until Saturday 9th June and I can highly recommend you book tickets to go and see it. The smash hit Broadway and …

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An Officer and a Gentleman Musical Review – Liverpool Empire

Last night I went to watch an Officer and a Gentleman Musical at the Liverpool Empire. Being one of my favourite cheesy films, mainly it has to be said for the stellar performance (ok visual performance) put in by Richard Gere I was fairly sceptical as to how it would …

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Summer Holiday The Musical at the Liverpool Empire
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Summer Holiday The Musical at the Liverpool Empire

There’s nothing quite like a musical full of familiar songs, well known by the vast majority of the audience.  Another feel good show, Summer Holiday, started its 2018 UK tour at the Liverpool Empire starring Ray Quinn, a local Liverpool lad, as Don, the Cliff Richard role in the original …

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The Jungle Book at The Lowry
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The Jungle Book at The Lowry

This week my son and I we were treated to an evening watching The Jungle Book at The Lowry. Presented by the Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, this is a musical extravaganza not to be missed. As a show we know and love my son was very excited, …

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BEAUTIFUL’ The Carole King Musical at The  Liverpool Empire Theatre
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BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical at The  Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wow it was an amazing, incredible, wonderful, beautiful show, in fact it was ‘BEAUTIFUL’ The Carole King Musical at The  Liverpool Empire Theatre. Just waiting for the show to start in the impressive theatre was a great experience, as the whole theatre was buzzing with anticipation. I have to say …

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Open-air screening of The Greatest Showman Sing-Along at Tatton Park
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Open-air screening of The Greatest Showman Sing-Along at Tatton Park

The countdown has begun in our house to Luna Cinema’s open-air screening of The Greatest Showman Sing-Along at Tatton Park in Cheshire this summer.  We’ve been playing the soundtrack pretty much on repeat since January and enthusiasm shows no signs of abating!  The Luna Cinema is launching the UK’s first …

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Sing along Trolls
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Sing Along Trolls Review

Last week, (on the only gloriously sunny day we’ve had so far,) we were invited to Sale Waterside Arts Centre to take part in ‘Sing Along Trolls.’ I’ll admit I was a little devastated to miss the snippet of sunshine but what a fun afternoon we had! Sing Along Trolls …

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George’s Marvellous Medicine at The Playhouse, Liverpool

Our review of A Rose and Curve production of George’s Marvellous Medicine at The Playhouse, Liverpool.   The invitation to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at The Playhouse, Liverpool was met with great excitement from our three. We love Roald Dahl and they have read the book at home and at …

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You’ve Got Dragons Review | The Met Theatre, Bury
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You’ve Got Dragons Review | The Met Theatre, Bury

You’ve Got Dragons is the second in a three series of plays for children exploring ‘Big Issues For Little people’ was something I was really looking forward to, following our previous visit to Yana and the Yeti. You’ve got Dragons is based on the book by Kathryn Cave (which I …

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Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment | The Echo Arena, Liverpool
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Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment | The Echo Arena, Liverpool

As an Easter holiday treat I took 3 very excited Disney fans to see Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment – at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The show started promptly at 6:30pm with high energy warm up group to get everyone dancing and in the mood. We had …

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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One
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The Storybarn’s Treasure Island at Liverpool One

On Monday night we were invited to the opening of the Storybarn’s latest adventure, Treasure Island at Liverpool One.  Created in conjunction with The Reader (a volunteer-led movement across the North West), and alongside Liverpool One’s Story Season (a three month celebration of all things literary), Treasure Island is located …

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Review | Dinosaur World Live at The Storyhouse, Chester - ‘Live’ Dinosaurs in Chester!
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Review | Dinosaur World Live at The Storyhouse, Chester – ‘Live’ Dinosaurs in Chester!

On Saturday, we were lucky enough to be invited to The Storyhouse in Chester to see the amazing Dinosaur World Live. We love this theatre, I think it’s been done brilliantly, is a good size where it still feels intimate and has great facilities to keep the kids occupied if …

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella | Cinderella – like you’ve never seen before

Last night we were lucky enough to be invited to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to watch Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.  This wasn’t your usual Cinderella, although you would all recognise the basis of the story, this one was set in 1940’s London during the Blitz. The show was first created …

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The Chit Chat Chalk Show | Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port

Here is our review of The Chit Chat Chalk Show at Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port Our final show of Half Term week was at the Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port where we saw the Chit Chat Chalk Show.  My friends booked this on our behalf and I have …

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