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Stick Man theatre review

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Stick Man theatre review

Stick Man theatre Review at Leicester Square theatre Being a mum of four, I am a huge fan of Julia Donaldson and her fabulous books. The Gruffalo may as well have taken residence in our playroom given the books, puzzles and stationery we have! But, if I am being honest, I have always had reservations about putting these books onto the stage. They live best in children’s imaginations, in the very personal versions we as parents help create for our children with our pretend voices and actions when we read these tales. And isn’t that the whole...

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Our Day at The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Days out reviews, Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Our Day at The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Our Day at The Scarecrow’s Wedding Leicester Square Theatre, London I’m delighted to have had the chance to review the Scamp Theatre’s big-stage adaptation of author Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s bestseller The Scarecrows’ Wedding. This came at a perfect time as it was just before my eldest son Shea’s 8th Birthday. As both of my sons have started their own little project of writing a book Shea & Rory’s Story’s this opportunity could not have been a better birthday treat. We all found this to be...

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Mary Poppins Birmingham Hippodrome Review

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Mary Poppins Birmingham Hippodrome Review

Mary Poppins Stage Show – Birmingham Hippodrome Review I am not sure I have met anyone that doesn’t know the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and the story of Mary Poppins, the worlds favourite Nanny, is renowned the world over, so does the stage show live up to the musical magic of the original film? In one word. Yes! And then some. (Okay that was four words). The musical has all your favourite songs from the original film, although not necessarily where you are expecting them to be and I think that is part of its appeal. The musical...

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An interview with Mary Poppins

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

An interview with Mary Poppins

An interview with Mary Poppins With the wonderful Mary Poppins the Musical currently on tour, and with MumsCLub members off to review it for us, we thought it’d be fun to learn more about Zizi Strallen, the actress playing Mary Poppins. She’s an interesting lady! Part of a huge acting dynasty including the likes of Bonnie and Cherida Langford, Zizi Strallen has never had far to look for inspiration and support in her own stage and screen career. This year, the multi-talented actor, singer and dancer is following in her big sister...

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Mary Poppins is coming to town

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Mary Poppins is coming to town

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Supercalifragilistic smash-hit Mary Poppins flies into Birmingham for the Easter Holidays, and one of our members will be going along to report for us. With a cast of 45, an orchestra of 13 and technical team of 49, Multi award-winning musical Mary Popping is currently the largest touring production in UK! It takes 18, 45-foot trailers to move the production from venue to venue. Wow, that’s a lot of people! Opening on Wednesday 9 March until Saturday 26 April 2016,  Mary Poppins the Musical stars Zizi...

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Theatre Review – Aladdin Birmingham Hippodrome

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Theatre Review – Aladdin Birmingham Hippodrome

Aladdin at Birmingham Hippodrome is a cry-laughing delight of non-stop antics Other than the big day itself, Panto is possibly the biggest part of our family Christmas. It’s not about seeing the biggest venue, or even the biggest stars, we do big, small and in-between venues and love them all for different reasons; smaller theatres can often produce a wonderful up close and personal home-made experience, whereas the larger productions who attract the bigger names can provide a much grander evening out.   This year, Aladdin at the...

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Annie Theatre Review

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Annie Theatre Review

Annie Theatre Review Birmingham Hippodrome 13th October 2015 I first saw Annie at the cinema with my Mum when I was about 10 back in the early 80’s when the film was released, it was a real treat to go to the cinema back then and Annie was a massive film, in fact it was the 10th highest grossing film in the year of its release. A trip to the theatre is the treat for this generation of kids so it was wonderful for me to take my own 10 year old, as well as my Mum to see Annie at the beautiful Hippodrome in Birmingham. I love the theatre and go...

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Barnum Theatre Review

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Barnum Theatre Review

Barnum Theatre Review Birmingham Hippodrome – July 8th 2015. If ever there was a show that perfectly illustrated the saying ‘behind every great man is a woman’ it’s Barnum. It was a story of a great business mind, born before his time, and a love story that panned decades. It’s one of those theatre shows that you know you want to see, but life gets in the way and before you know it, you’ve still not got around to buying tickets and the show has passed to another town. It’s happened to me many times, but seeing Brian Conley as the lead I...

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The Cat in the Hat Theatre Review

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

The Cat in the Hat Theatre Review

The Cat in the Hat The Pleasance Theatre in Islington is a lovely small theatre set down a cobbled mews, that seats about 200, so was perfect for a crowd of small children and their hangers on, about 5-10 minutes walk from the nearest Tube, Caledonian Road. I was hanger-on to my 7 year old daughter and my 4 year old son – there was a real sense of excitement as we queued for our tickets, with a perfect photo opportunity for them to pose as Thing 1 and Thing 2 in the lobby, and Hats for sale in two sizes – we decided not to opt for those but...

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Horrible Histories Review

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Featured Articles, Review Zone, Theatre reviews | 0 comments

Horrible Histories Review

Yesterday I spent the most fabulous half term day! I took my seven year old son and his Grandma to London for the day to see Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain at the Garrick Theatre in the West End. The moment we entered the theatre we knew we were in for a treat. It was all ‘oldy woldy’ as if we’d been taken back in time, I can imagine a theatre 100 years ago being just like this – but it wasn’t shabby old, it was atmospheric and just comfortable and exciting. The show started with a bang – right...

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