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The Snow Queen

Hertford Theatre 2pm, 31 December, 2019 The Hertford Theatre panto is fast becoming somewhat of a new year tradition for our family – although I’m starting to think we should just see it earlier – and then go again! It absolutely never fails to entertain and bring a huge festive smile to your face – … Continue reading


Milton Keynes Theatre 7.00pm, 11 December 2019 Joe Pasquale is an absolute force of nature – I can’t remember the last time I laughed as much as I did watching this year’s MKT panto. As Wishee Washee he exuded the joy of sheer silliness that he is simply a master at. You just don’t know … Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast

Aylesbury Waterside 7.00pm, 10 December, 2019 Keanu from Enders can sing. Properly sing. That was an even bigger revelation than when Danny Walters Beast character cleverly turned back into a handsome prince because that bit was at least expected! I was so surprised that I began to wonder if he would just be doing the … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty

Alban Arena 5.00pm, 8 December, 2019 This is quite a grand statement, but it wouldn’t be Christmas in St Albans without Bob Golding on stage at the Alban Arena. “This year” as he tells the audience, he’s Nurse Nellie and back in a dress after last year’s foray as Dandini. And while he was great … Continue reading


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