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Junior Jesters at Theatre Seven

Junior Jesters is a comedy performance especially aimed at children that takes place every couple of months at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury. At £7.50 a ticket or £25 for a family of 4 the tickets for the hour long performance are relatively cheap. We noticed that several groups had utilised …

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SWAN LAKE ON STAGE AT THE STOCKPORT PLAZA
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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

My 8 year old daughter and I were lucky enough to see a one-night-only performance of Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet & Opera at the Stockport Plaza this week. We live only a mile away from the Plaza, so it was a perfect location for us, but the …

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
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STRICTLY COME DANCING 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR

  Strictly Come Dancing 10th Anniversary Live Tour Starts 20 JANUARY – 12 FEBRUARY 2017 STARRING TV JUDGES LEN GOODMAN & CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD WITH GUEST JUDGE, FORMER STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL DANCER AND STAR OF ‘IT TAKES TWO’ KAREN HARDY TICKETS ON SALE NOW Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK …

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Chicago The Musical
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Chicago at Liverpool Empire was Simply Perfect

Simply perfect! Last night we had the great pleasure of going to see the multi-award winning Chicago at the Liverpool Empire theatre as the show tours the country.  Sometimes I feel that when musicals tour you get a slightly watered down version of what has been on stage in London …

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The Railway Children
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The Railway Children at Kings Cross

The Railway Children at Kings Cross has been on my list of things to watch since it was first staged in York in 2008. When you have been looking forward to something for so long it is often a worry that it won’t live up to expectations. I needn’t have …

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Goldilocks, The Bookworm Players
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Speke Hall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears was performed by the Bookworm Players over the August bank holiday weekend at Speke Hall, Liverpool. We visited today and it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon.  It’s especially good value for National Trust members as Tickets are only £5 each, £2 …

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Lowry Family Fun Day
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Family Fun at The Lowry – The Gruffalo’s Child, Lunch and Superheroes!

If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in the Summer holidays (or afterwards if you have pre-schoolers) then a day at The Lowry in Manchester would be a great idea. We spent a lovely day there watching the Gruffalo’s Child, eating lunch in Pier Eight Restaurant and …

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The Hobbit, Williamson Park

Myself and my partner, plus our two kids, Freddie (8) and Daisy (3) recently attended the summer showing of The Hobbit by the Dukes Theatre Company at Williamson Park, Lancaster. We managed to see last years production of Oliver which was absolutely superb so we were all rather excited to …

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Cats The Musical
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Cats The Musical UK Tour

Last night I went to see Cats at the Liverpool Empire on the opening night of a 6 night run in Liverpool.  They’ve made some changes to the latest touring production of Cats, and up-dated some of the set pieces to give it a more contemporary feel. Many of the …

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Cats The Musical
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Cats The Musical for Kids

Like many little girls, my 6 year old embraces the gender stereotype of not only loving dancing, but wanting to be a dancer when she grows up (actually she wants to be a dancing vet and part time policewoman/teacher but we will talk about that another time!). When her Dance …

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ootloose at Liverpool Empire
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Review – Footloose at Liverpool Empire

Last night I went to see Footloose at the Liverpool Empire.  It’s a film I’ve seen quite a few times so I’m familiar with the story but if you aren’t it’s a story about a boy named Ren who moves to a small town in America which has banned dancing (after …

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Mary Poppins
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Mary Poppins – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

I love the theatre, any theatre but in particular, musicals! My partner spent 4 years at university in London in the days of the ‘£10 pay on the door / standing room only’ ticket and during that time, we got a real taste for shows from the West End. As …

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Peter Pan at Theatre Royal St Helens
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Peter Pan at Theatre Royal, St Helens

We have just had the pleasure of attending Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal in St Helens. It was our first visit there so we arrived in plenty of time to give ourselves time to park up and find the venue. There is plenty of on street parking around the …

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Circolomobia -Acelere at the Lowry Theatre
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Circus with Guts, Gusto and Grace

I took my son Charlie, aged 9, daughter Rosie‎, aged 5 and Charlie’s friend Doug,aged 9, to see Circolomobia -Acelere at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays. We had a fantastic time. Charlie thought it was “awesome”. My other daughter had gone to see Little Mix with my wife on …

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The Magic Beanstalk
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The Magic Beanstalk, Sale Waterside Arts Centre

On Saturday, I took my daughters, aged 8 and 5, to see The Magic Beanstalk at the Sale Waterside Arts Centre. The play was the story of a boy called Jack and his mum who have fallen on hard times and are facing eviction from their caravan.  Jack sells their …

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Review: Disney on Ice at Liverpool Echo Arena

Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration is based on an ultimate sightseeing holiday and starts with tour guides Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck arriving on the ice explaining the journey you are about to go on. You’ll have to forgive my photography as the light didn’t make for …

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Review of 'Kite' at the Unity Theatre Liverpool
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Imagination Takes Flight at Kite

When we were asked to go along to the Unity Theatre to see Kite for Minitravellers, I wondered how my 9 year old twins and their 10 year old friend would react to a production without dialogue. We have been going to the Edinburgh Festival with our twins since they …

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Rainbow Magic Live at the Epstein Theatre

After a last minute panic (realising the Liverpool Half Marathon was on so the roads would be closed) we arrived at The Epstein Theatre by getting the train into Liverpool Central. The Epstein Theatre is only a five minute walk from Liverpool Central making the train an ideal way to get …

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Count Duckula
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Count Duckula & The Jewels Of Duckula

I think it’s probably fair to say I love going to the theatre, from plays to ballets to pantos to musicals. I love hearing the orchestra warm up and the atmosphere as the curtain falls, full of anticipation of what is to come. Its a love I’d like my children …

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Review: Annie at Liverpool Empire

I was lucky enough to attend the opening night of Annie at the Liverpool Empire last night with one of my twins aged 4.  Since my three girls watched the ‘New” Annie just before Christmas they have been belting out the tunes at any opportunity so I was excited to …

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Pongo’s Party, Floral Pavilion

The Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton is a conveniently located venue with plenty of free parking around. It is modern, warm and comfortable and often offers very reasonably priced tickets to family shows. It is also easy to combine a family day out to the theatre there with a …

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Emperor’s New Clothes, Waterside Arts Centre

On the 15 of February we went see the Emperor’s New Clothes with our Mum and Sister at Sale Waterside Arts Centre. It took 20 mins to get there from our house in Heaton Moor. The performance was about an hour long with no interval. The show was a bit different …

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All Star Wrestling, New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion

Mr Grey, a modern day Adonis, entered the auditorium at the Floral Pavilion for All Star Wresting wearing only a skin-tight pair of lycra trunks. He was tall, lean, muscular with intense eyes and perfectly coiffed and slicked dark-brown hair. The layers of fake tan and body oil accentuated every undulation …

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Shrek The Musical
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Shrek The Musical

On Wednesday 3rd February I took my oldest Mini Traveller (5 years old) to the Lowry Theatre in Manchester for the Shrek The Musical.  I don’t know who was more excited about the prospect of seeing such an iconic film on the stage. Having watched the film thousands of times and …

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