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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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! The …

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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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