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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

The Journey Home

Radlett Centre, Radlett 11.30am, 14 April 2015 Little Angel Theatre’s production is a gorgeous little gem of visual theatre to absolutely enthral children – perfect for that second week of the Easter holidays when they really need to be back at school – or for any time really. In a world of DVDs, tablet screens … Continue reading

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

Genting Arena, Birmingham 11.30am, 4 April 2015 There comes a time if you are the parent of a child of a certain age – most likely a girl although I never wish to stereotype – when if you hear Let It Go one more time you really will. And it won’t be pretty. But I … Continue reading

The Snail and The Whale

Radlett Centre, Radlett 4.30pm, 1 April 2015 For anybody who has had to sit through performers dressed up in garish mascot style costumes singing tired old songs thinly linked together with what could loosely be called a plot – the latest Tall Stories production is – as usual – a welcome relief! This is proper … Continue reading

Jack and the Beanstalk

Alban Arena, St Albans 21 December 2014, 1.30pm Some years ago, after a couple of dodgy productions, I have to admit the Alban Arena was not our family’s Christmas show of choice, but in recent years, after Evolution Productions came on board, it’s now one we won’t miss. This year’s Jack and the Beanstalk is … Continue reading

I Believe in Unicorns

Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 26 October 2014, 4pm I Believe in Unicorns is quite simply a magical telling of Michael Morpurgo’s essentially pretty dark tale. But the delightful way the Wizard Presents company tells it and the hopeful ending makes you leave feeling uplifted with a child who was so amazed by its inventiveness … Continue reading

What the Ladybird Heard

Radlett Centre, Radlett 1 March 2014, 1.30pm The story of how a set of farm animals, under the instruction of a clever ladybird, fool two thieves trying to steal the farmer’s “fine prize cow” is a favourite in our house (even though it takes ages to get through all the animal noises!) so the chance to … Continue reading

The Lego Movie

Plot Emmet, an ordinary LEGO mini-figure, is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. He and his friends go on a journey to stop evil tyrant, Lord Business. Review Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the comedy kings of Hollywood so my hopes were really high for this movie. … Continue reading

Mr Peabody & Sherman

Plot Using his invention, the WABAC machine, Mr Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman go back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and meet some of the greatest characters of all time. But they soon find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future. Review The opening 10 minutes of this film … Continue reading

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: The Leftovers

Plot – from IMDB Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for Chester V. But he has to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Review I love the original film, probably more than my four-year-old, so I am so happy … Continue reading