Cirque du Soleil Ovo Review
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Cirque du Soleil Ovo Review

We recently attended the opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s newest production OVO at Liverpool Echo Arena read on to see what we thought. NB: We were guests of OVO at Liverpool Echo Arena but all views and opinions are my own. OVO has now embarked on a huge UK …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe for all ages
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe for all ages. What to see with a family ranging from 10 to 70.

Edinburgh festival for all ages. What to see with a family ranging from ages 10 to 70.  We decided to go to Edinburgh Fringe with the whole family for a day trip to take in the festival and introduce the children to new experiences. The festival never disappoints for providing …

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A review of Kynren - An Epic Tale of England
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A review of Kynren – An Epic Tale of England

The question I’ve been asked on social media the most since we went to Kynren on Friday night is ‘Is it worth it’? Is Kynren worth the cost? YES emphatically is my answer, Kynren is most definitely worth the cost and definitely worth the trip. Yes it can be expensive …

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Review | The Tiger Who came to Tea | Live on Stage
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Review | The Tiger Who came to Tea | Live on Stage

On a scorching hot Sunday my three daughters (aged 8,6 and 2) and I headed to Piccadilly Theatre to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which is celebrating its 10th year live on stage. This much-loved classic children’s book, now 50 years old, takes you back to childhoods of …

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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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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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CaptaiCaptain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at The Storyhouse, ChesterCaptain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at The Storyhouse, Chestern Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at The Storyhouse, Chester
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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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Rose Theatre’s Christmas production

A review of Rose Theatre’s Christmas production, Alice in Winterland.

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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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