Has anyone seen ‘Dino’? Royal de Luxe lives on…..


City shoppers are in for a treat as a massive dinosaur will hit the street.

This giant puppet will roam the streets making Liverpool cool and exceedingly neat.

Yes, a giant will walk through the streets of Liverpool once again this Christmas.
A four-metre high dinosaur marionette named ‘Dinoclaus’ will visit communities in and around Liverpool, to hand out gifts and entertain the crowds.

Royal de Luxe, the team behind the visit of the spectacular Grandma, Little Girl and Xolo the dog giants in the summer, has inspired a new mechanical puppet after the French company’s lead technician, Jean-Yves Aschard, visited the young people at the Everyman/Playhouse’s Creative Construction Course.

The students have teamed up with the artist Sam Kent to create the giant dinosaur which will visit around the city during the run up to the festive period.

If you want to see this extraordinaire creature, then checkout the website, Liverpool ‘Dinoclaus’ for specific dates and the route that ‘Dinoclaus’ will take through Liverpool or better still, keep an eye out for the creature as it appears unexpectedly around the corner of every shopping mall.
Everyman & Playhouse Creative Construction.
Happy Dino hunt!

And, don’t forget the cool Christmas in store for all you shoppers at the Liverpool ONE Ice Festival at Chevasse Park, transformed into a winter wonderland for you to explore, complete with the thrilling 30-metre Ice Slide.
Tried both this and the ice rink yesterday and it was brilliant!

But, better still was the minus three degrees Ice Bar and the Apres Café with alpine themed drinks.
Try the very chilled Jagermeister blast!!!!!

Another festive delight was engaged at 81 LTD, Seel Street, L1 when the mixologists offered something a little different to your standard mulled wine festival fare, with a Rum and Gingerbread Swizzle. This toxic bombshell, the barman tells me, featured a seasonal shake-up of Flor De Cana four-year-old rum, Falernum, Cassis, gingerbread, syrup, apple juice and lime….cost…don’t ask….it’s Christmas….enjoy!!!!! and you’ll see ‘dinoclaus’ around every corner with this one!
Happy Christmas!

Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas – The Auditorium, Echo Arena until 3rd January 2015

imageIt is that time of the year when the theatres are full of laughter and mirth, ho ho hoing, glitter and romance.  Well the Dreaming of a Barry  White Christmas has all that but it is just for the ‘grown-ups’!!

The Auditorium at the Echo Arena is a brilliant new venue for this show with a stage big enough For a full scene setting of Mr Minge’s factory office on one side and his bedroom on the other.  The show is based on the present and what is going on in the Liverpool toilet roll factory’s office and the past, Mr Minge’s long lost love who left him at the altar Christmas 1976. Barry White was the hottest sound around then!  It also shows Mr Minge, played magnificently by Andrew Schofield, as a modern day Scrooge tormented by the very poetic children in the street.  Still searching for his long lost love, ‘Hairy Mary’, he puts an advert in the Echo and the factory staff find out and  try to make him happy by finding her. Will it work?? Will he change??  And where did the turkey go………??

This is definitely a Liverpool Christmas story based around characters I am sure you have met or knew.  Written by Dave Kirby, who has had successes with Brick up the Mersey Tunnel and Council Depot Blues to name a few. He has the wonderful ability to express the observations of life and characters with clever text and funny situations and the exceptionally talented cast performed them so well.

Another brilliant Liverpool show!

It’s Liverpool!

Happy Days!









Glint ….Gleam….Sparkle…..It’s Jack & The Beanstalk Panto at St Helen’s Theatre Royal.


Glint, gleam, sparkle…..with spoonfulls of gleam and buckets full of glitter, all in this years glamorous production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the St Helens Royal till Sunday 11th January.

The panto season is here at last, so make your family’s dreams come true with a 20 min jaunt down the E.Lancs to the star studded St Helen’s giant Christmas pantomime and you will not be disappointed.

With a cast including the singing legend Linda Nolan, Waterloo Road’s Abby Mavers, Emmerdales hunk Kurtis Stacey, Coronation Street’s Nick Cochrane, Radio City’s 96.7’s Claire Simmo; Theatre Royal’s favourite Dame, Simon Foster and the hilarious Liam Mellor as Silly Billy….just what could you ask for!

A brilliant evenings entertainment all round with Linda Nolan belting out the “I’m in the mood for dancing” vocals that leaves you foot tapping and humming the tune all the way home.

There are plenty of belly laughs from the duo, Silly Billy and the Dame, with Emmerdale’s hunk Kurtis Stacey showing his versatile singing talents and, a cheeky dazzling Colgate ‘ting’ every time he smiles, certainly adds a smile to the audiences face and makes this a roller-coaster of a show! .

A show with a beautiful princess, a cheeky Jack,an outrageous Dame Dotty and loads of Fairy Dust from lovely Claire Simmo as Fairy Vegetable, with her fair share of sprouts!

What more do you need for the perfect pantomime? Fun for all the family.

You will be visually bejewelled with the costumes and humming to the lyrics of Frozen’s hit song “Let it Go” but be prepared to be defrosted with a show that will warm the blood of any age group.

It’s the perfect format, for a happy enjoyable family evening, with a goodie and a baddie, where good always wins and the prince always gets his princess.

St Helens
THEATRE ROYAL 01744756000
Free Carparking.


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