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George’s Marvellous Medicine

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 6.30pm, 2 February 2018 While the parent in me spent a large part of this show thinking “this is all really dangerous”, the child in me and the one with me, enjoyed it for what it was, a fantastical story from the anarchical mind of Roald Dahl that was a lot of … Continue reading

Pinocchio

Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London 2.00pm, 20 January 2018 Some critics have been a bit sniffy about John Tiffany’s production of Pinocchio. Maybe it’s because it’s at the National that they feel they have to pick things apart in their analysis and forget to just watch and enjoy. But I wonder how many of those … Continue reading

Cinderella

Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes 7pm, 13 December 2017 Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre might be the Brian Conley show but who cares? His Buttons is just flipping hilarious. What could be better than watching your young daughter laughing out loud all the way through – mainly at everything he says or does. Or finding … Continue reading

Aladdin

Alban Arena, St Albans 5pm, 12 December 2017 If you look at a poster for Aladdin at the Alban Arena, underneath the name of Bob Golding, in a place normally reserved for the words, EastEnders or CBeebies, or whichever popular TV programme the performer has been whisked from, it simply says “Legend”. It’s a term … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty

Grove Theatre, Dunstable 7.00pm, 9 December 2017 With a very funny script that had me actually LOLing, some very cleverly directed scenes and a top notch cast, Evolution Pantomimes’ Sleeping Beauty at the Grove provided a great start to the panto season. Opening the show was CBeebies Rebecca Wheatley, who, as a sweet and lovely … Continue reading

Awful Auntie

Milton Keynes Theatre 7.00pm, 8 November, 2017 To be honest, Awful Auntie is a bit of an understatement but to call her Downright Evil Auntie wouldn’t have the same alliterative qualities as a title! David Walliam’s book is a kind of Agatha Christie for youngsters, but more fun, and this adaptation from Neal Foster and … Continue reading

The Hunting of the Snark

Hertford Theatre, Hertford 1.30pm, 4 November 2017 Alice in Wonderland was a bit odd but Lewis Carroll’s Hunting of the Snark is well and truly bonkers – and this show inspired by it is laugh out loud funny. Directed by Gemma Colclough, the fast paced 70-minute show by composer Gareth Cooper and playwright Annabel Wigoder … Continue reading

Book Story

Trestle Theatre, St Albans 6.00pm, 13 October 2017 Have you ever wondered what happens when you go out, leaving your books nestled comfortably and in order on their shelves? No? Well perhaps you should?! Monstro’s Book Story begins with puppets of a father reading to his son, Brian. The boy rejects a number of them before … Continue reading

The Sooty Show Live

Radlett Centre, Radlett 11.00pm, 23 September 2017 To be honest we went to see The Sooty Show more for my benefit than V’s and I can truthfully say I laughed more during this show than I have during any TV comedy in the last decade. Sweep’s definitely still got it! The Sooty Show concept has been rebooted … Continue reading

Wind in the Willows

Hatfield Park Farm 2.00pm, 24 August 2017 When Weasel says he’ll build a wall around Toad Hall and make the Riverbank creatures pay for it – in order to “make the Wild Wood great again” and you laugh out loud, you know you’re enjoying yourself. Plus your daughter is also giggling at the antics of … Continue reading

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