The Snowman | Opera House Theatre Manchester www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Snowman | Opera House Theatre Manchester

This winter the Snowman has come to the Opera House Theatre in Manchester. The much loved film has been turned into a magical stage show and last week we were lucky enough to be invited along to review it. Armed with sweets and drinks I headed into the theatre stalls …

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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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The Wizard of Oz | The Plaza Stockport www.minitravellers.co.uk
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The Wizard of Oz | The Plaza Stockport

My 3 children (10, 9 and 7) and I went to see the Wizard of Oz production at the Plaza in Stockport on its opening night last night.  The film version with Judy Garland is one of my favourites of all time, so I was probably as excited as the …

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Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Live at the Floral Pavillion in New Brighton www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Live | Floral Pavillion in New Brighton

Over Easter, we took our two little ones to see Ben & Holly at the Floral Pavillion in New Brighton. We have an almost 3 year old, who was very excited, not quite understanding what to expect and an almost 5 year old, who has never seen it before, because …

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Walliams’s Wacky Hippos Lift Off the Page and Onto the Stage | Review www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Walliams’s Wacky Hippos Lift Off the Page and Onto the Stage | Review

The First Hippo on the Moon is a picture book-turned play written by the formidable king quipster of comedy, David Walliams. The book was adapted for the stage by award-winning theatre company Les Petits. I caught the show on its final Friday at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale, Manchester …

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Billy Elliot The Musical | Review www.minitravllers.co.uk
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Billy Elliot The Musical | Review

After an 11 year run in the West End with rave reviews, Billy Elliot The Musical has arrived at the Liverpool Empire as part of a limited national tour. It runs for just over 2 weeks until 27 May 2017 and tickets have been hard to come by, especially for the …

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Review: David Williams' Gangsta Granny www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny

We loved our trip to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to see The Birmingham Theatre Company’s production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny. It was a post-Easter holiday treat for us but owing to the short running time (just 2hrs 10 mins to include an interval) and the earlier start time …

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Review: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

On Wednesday 12th April 2017 me and my 4 year old little girl, Daisy, were lucky enough to be invited to the Dukes Theatre to watch the ballet performance of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Daisy is well aware of the story and loves baby bear’s porridge, chair and bed …

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Babe The Sheep Pig UK Tour www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Review: Babe The Sheep-Pig – The Little Pig With Big Dreams | Live on Stage

Who knew counting sheep could be such fun?  Three generations went to watch Babe this Easter Weekend and it managed to do what has previously only been achieved by Strictly Come Dancing!  Entertain all of us in equal measure. Your probably familiar with the premise – cute piglet has aspirations beyond …

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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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