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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Peppa Pig Live
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Muddy Puddles on a Windy Day in Llandudno

We usually head to Llandudno in the summer months for a walk along the prom or the pier, followed by an ice cream soda, in Fortes, to remind me of the years prior to the A55 when Llandudno was the shopping mecca of North Wales and I used to get …

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Mr Popper’s Penguins Review

Mr Popper’s penguins provide a heart-warming performance on a chilly January day We first discovered children’s theatre at the Rose in Kingston four years ago when our eldest daughter, Amelia, was two years old and just about able to sit still for an hour. We occasionally journey further afield for …

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Discount Code: In The Night Garden Live

UPDATED: Your discount code is below! The 2016 dates for IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE have been announced.  This delightful summer classic for children, touring since 2010, will perform in Blackheath (subject to licence) in London this year and not, as previously, the Live Quarter at The O2 which is closed …

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Review of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Stockport Plaza

My husband and I took our 3 children (9, 8 and 5) to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Stockport Plaza last night.  We didn’t go to the Plaza panto last year as the previous year was a bit disappointing.  We’re so glad we went this year …

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