Review | Is Wicked really One of the Greatest Musicals of All Time? | Liverpool Empire
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Review | Is Wicked really One of the Greatest Musicals of All Time? | Wicked at The Liverpool Empire

Last night at the end of International Women’s Day 2018 I went with a friend to watch Wicked at The Liverpool Empire. Wicked is often billed as one of the Greatest Musicals of All Time – so is it? Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the …

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Review | Tiddler and other Terrific Tales | Live on Stage
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Review | Tiddler and other Terrific Tales | Live on Stage

Tiddler and friends in Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler are on tour – try to catch them if you can! I was delighted to be taking all three daughters to see Tiddler and Other Terrific tales on stage at Richmond Theatre at half term …

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Review | Captain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at The Storyhouse, Chester

Here is our review of Captain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at The Storyhouse, Chester Tuesday of Half Term was the turn of pirates and dinosaurs with Captain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs at the Storyhouse.  This is a really superb theatre that we discovered in …

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The Jungle Book | The Playhouse, Liverpool
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The Jungle Book The Playhouse, Liverpool

Our review of The Jungle Book at The Playhouse, Liverpool I started planning this February half term by seeing The Jungle Book advertised as being shown at the Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool.  I thought my two boys (age 5 and 7) would love it so asked Grandma if she fancied …

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Review of The Band | A Musical with the Music of Take That | Liverpool Empire
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Review of The Band | A Musical with the Music of Take That | Liverpool Empire

If you’re a Take That fan and wondering if to go to see The Band, don’t hesitate, just go! It was absolutely brilliant and I know you will LOVE it! I wasn’t sure what to expect really when I set off to the theatre with my neighbour and fellow Take …

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Review | Jersey Boys | Liverpool Empire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | Jersey Boys | Liverpool Empire

Last night I finally went to Jersey Boys at the Liverpool Empire. I say finally as it first opened in London in 2008 and 25 million people worldwide have been raving about it ever since. Jersey Boys has won Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New …

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Review: Bananaman the Musical
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Review: Bananaman the Musical

Our Review of Bananaman the Musical Great family entertainment has a balance, something for both adults and children, and Bananaman the Musical at Southwark Playhouse managed this easily. Acacia Road is where the the play is set, a boring place, where ‘nothing ever happens’. Until two evil men turn up …

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Alice in Winterland, The Rose Theatre, Kingston
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An Epic Adventure in Wonderland this Christmas

An Epic Adventure in Wonderland this Christmas with Alice in Winterland, The Rose Theatre, Kingston The Rose Theatre’s Christmas production is becoming as much a part of our children’s Christmas as mince pies and pantomime. With Amelia now 8 and Florence nearly 6, it is wonderful to be able to …

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Review | The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas | The Lowry
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The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas | The Lowry

The Lowry, which presents some of the UK’s largest touring work has commissioned Salford based theatre company Colour the Clouds to produce a brand new Christmas show The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas. Colour the Clouds joined The Lowry’s Associate Artist programme in 2017 after the success of Aleena’s Garden (Review here), a sensory …

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Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter
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2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter

The Gruffalo’s Child at the Lyric Theatre & The Hungry Caterpillar at the Ambassador’s Theatre are 2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter. I have two daughters (aged 8 & 5) who are at school, and Nancy, who is just two. Nancy has not known life without …

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Christmas Screenings at Victoria Baths
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Christmas Screenings at Victoria Baths

Christmas screenings at Victoria Baths ours was Miracle on 34th Street Last weekend, we were lucky enough to see a special screening of one of our fave Christmas films ever at the amazing Victoria Baths in Manchester.  The Village Green Pop-Up Cinema company put on a number of festive classics at …

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The Siege of Christmas | Contact Theatre Manchester
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Chased by a Mince Pie! The Siege of Christmas

The Siege of Christmas at the Contact Theatre, Manchester. Yesterday, we were invited to the Contact Theatre for an immersive theatre experience.  The audience is invited to join Santa’s secret agent, Nutcracker, on an urgent mission to find the stolen spirit of Christmas.  The adventure starts in the foyer, when …

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Review | Round the World in 80 Days | The Lowry Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | Round the World in 80 Days | The Lowry Manchester

Round the World in 80 Days at The Lowry is a fun-filled round the world trip without leaving Salford! The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Fogg and his valet, the brilliantly named Passepartout, travel from Victorian London to …

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Review | The Gruffalo Live on Stage | The LowryReview | The Gruffalo Live on Stage | The Lowry www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | The Gruffalo Live on Stage | The Lowry

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.  If you know this line you like most parents I know will have read the book cover to cover and probably watched the film of The Gruffalo. This year the …

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Review | The Bear at Waterside Arts Centre
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Review | The Bear at Waterside Arts Centre

Wondering whether to go and see The Bear at Waterside Arts Centre – it’s on until 6th of January and tickets are available now.  You can even pre-order a Slumber Pack for £2 containing a carton of milk & a cookie! When it comes to festive icons – Raymond Briggs has the …

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Review | Enid Blyton's The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester
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Review | Enid Blyton’s The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester

Find out what we thought about the world’s first ever stage show of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic The Secret Seven at Storyhouse Chester To be honest this show had a lot to live up to. I had been a little obsessed with Enid Blyton books as a child and the …

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Crumble's Search for Christmas | West Yorkshire Playhouse www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Crumble’s Search for Christmas | West Yorkshire Playhouse

Crumble’s Search for Christmas: West Yorkshire Playhouse’s enchanting Christmas adventure for 2-6 year olds If you’re looking for a festive outing for little ones, Crumble’s First Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse is perfect for getting you in the mood for Christmas. Held in the courtyard theatre – which is …

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Review | Elf The Musical at The Lowry, Salford www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review | Elf The Musical at The Lowry, Salford

I took my daughter (age 10) to The Lowry theatre to see Elf: The Musical. Like many, we are big fans of the film and watch it every Christmas.  The theatre, as always, was easy to access and very welcoming. Based on the beloved hit film starring Will Ferrell, Elf …

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The Village Screen’s Presents Frozen at Victoria Baths Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Village Screen’s Presents Frozen at Victoria Baths Manchester

The Village Screen’s Presents Frozen at Victoria Baths on Saturday, 9th December  On Saturday 9th December, The Village Screen pop-up cinema will return to Victoria Baths, transforming the baths into an enchanted Christmas cinema. They are offering you the chance to win a family ticket to see Disney’s Christmas classic – …

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Flashdance the Musical | Liverpool Empire www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Flashdance – The Musical | The Liverpool Empire

Flashdance – The Musical is touring the UK To see such an iconic film depicted live on stage was very exciting. The anticipation of hearing the familiar music along with energetic dancing left us with very high expectations for the rest of the show. We were not disappointed at all …

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Review: Why The Whales Came | The Lowry Theatre www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Why The Whales Came | The Lowry Theatre

I took two of my children (11 and 7) to the Lowry theatre in Salford during half term to see an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Why The Whales Came. Produced by Wizard Presents, it stars Danyah Miller in a mesmerising one-woman theatrical storytelling performance. Set during World War I, When …

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Review: The Night Pirates, Rose Theatre Kingston www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: The Night Pirates, Rose Theatre Kingston

The Night Pirates at Rose Theatre Kingston (9 to 16th September 2017) My little girl crew thoroughly enjoyed this energetic musical adaptation of The Night Pirates written 10 years ago by Peter Harris and Deborah Albright. The musical, adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, celebrates storytelling and imagination with high-energy …

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How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? I wish I had taken them earlier. I was worried about the crowds and rushing around but I put a plan in place that made sure we had a relaxing time. During one of the performances I watched my children more than …

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Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain | The Birmingham Stage Company
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Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain | The Birmingham Stage Company

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain by the Birmingham Stage Company at the Garrick Theatre, 2 pm or 4 pm. This play alternates with Gangsta Granny. The performance lasted just over an hour. This play was very suitable for children aged 5 to 12; this group made up 60% of the very …

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