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 →

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 →

George’s Marvellous Medicine: Light, Bright and Breezy

Tuesday 13th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With the touring production of George’s Marvellous Medicine, it’s a case of good old fashioned family fun - with plenty of modernised moments. Curve Leicester and Rose Productions present David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved story with simplicity and accessibility. The adaptation offers up one... Continue Reading →

Pinocchio: Scale and Spectacle Abound

Saturday 13th January, 2018 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The National Theatre’s production of Pinocchio, complete with selected songs from the Disney film (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J.Smith) features some wonderful puppetry, theatrical illusions and some sweet moments of heart and humour. While this is by no means a staging of the Disney... Continue Reading →

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Grand & Enchanting Display of Imagination

Wednesday 6th December 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As Professor Kirke tells our child protagonists; the mind should be like a parachute in order to function: open, and this spectacular production of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe glorifies exactly that, taking the audience on an adventure of pure fantasy. West... Continue Reading →

Aladdin: Festive Family Fun

Nottingham Playhouse, Friday 30th December, 2016. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I took my nephew along to Nottingham Playhouse's 'Aladdin' as his first trip to a panto, and it did not disappoint. The staples of all great, traditional pantos were there in abundance; lavish, sparkly costumes; cartoonish sets; farcical plot lines and plenty of cheesy laughs derived from tongue... Continue Reading →

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