Shrek The Musical: Fairytales & Fun

Wednesday 19th December 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shrek and the gang look pretty darn good on a stage folks. Thanks to stage wizardry, the beloved Dreamworks ogre treads the boards with the help of a little green paint and prosthetic assistance. The show has been delighting little ones up... Continue Reading →

The Princess and the Sprout & Other Festive Tales: A Winning Mash-Up of Old & New

Sunday 16th December 2018 at Leeds Central Library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Family shows which strike the balance between being child-friendly and genuinely engaging for all are relatively hard to come by. The shows which get past that first round rarely make it over the next hurdle: actors performing with a dash of kid’s TV energy rather than... Continue Reading →

Wise Children: A Strong & Daring Dèbut

Wednesday 31st October 2018 at The Old Vic, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children is both the first production and the inspiration for the name of her brand new company. As a spring board into new territory, Wise Children is by no means the safest choice and is therefore a great... Continue Reading →

The Full Monty: Stripping in a Comic Fight for Dignity

Monday 15th October 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon Beaufoy’s play is based on the film (Fox Searchlights Pictures)...which I’ve never seen (I know). My feelings about the show are apparently out of keeping with the general population because I haven’t had the influence of the film guiding me through this production.... Continue Reading →

Dracula: The Bloody Truth – Stupedously Ridiculous with a Side of Silliness

Saturday 29th September 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Le Navet Bete’s Dracula the Bloody Truth is stupendously and proudly ridiculous. An homage to everything silly and a celebration of everything remotely farcical about melodramatic nineteenth century thrillers, its a non-stop display of fast-paced fun. Although it sells itself as a... Continue Reading →

Snow Queen: A Very Hip & Slightly Dark Tale for Children!

Friday 28th September 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tutti Frutti Productions are offering up something quite unique in contemporary Children’s Theatre at the moment. Mike Kenny’s adaptation of the Snow Queen takes to the stage as a lovely combination of a classic child-friendly tale of bouncy adventure, family and friendship and something quite dark... Continue Reading →

Matilda the Musical (Tour): Roald Dahl’s Classic Finds a Perfect Second Home in Musical Theatre

Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Manchester Palace Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Roald Dahl’s Matilda is an undisputed modern classic and this stage musical from the RSC is truly worthy of Dahl’s original magic. It’s a whole lot of fun with a thin veiling of darkness and melancholy as befits any of Roald Dahl’s tales - but particularly... Continue Reading →

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