American Strickly Come Dancing star Brian Fortuna steps into the role of The Boy Who Never Grew Up in the latest in a long line of critically acclaimed Theatre Royal Pantomimes.
Don’t miss this all-out entertainment show this year with the former Strictly Brian flying high in the roll of Peter. When he moves, he moves and the audience knows it!
His Latin dance number certainly gets the fans screaming, along with his catchy hip moving, hand clapping songs. But, says Brian, “working with the children in the pantomime is really awesome” “They’re so enthusiastic and excited” and this definitely comes over in the show from both stage and audience.
All this panto excitement shows in the festive feistiness, with brilliant audience participation; and if you want aerial acrobatics then Brian will give it, you have it in full.
Fun, laughter, classic gags, with a ‘cake of the day’joke ‘Nigella’ style, there are even Saatchi jokes thrown in for good measure. With a touch of slapstick comedy from the band of pirates and the magic of Tinkerbell, it all adds to the ingredients of an good night out for all the family.
Helping out with the not to be missed production are, the old St Helens favourites bringing this much loved classic fairy-tale to life. Master of Illusions Richard De Vere had me falling about with laughter last year with his antics and as the infamous Captain Hook, he hasn’t lost his touch especially with the ’12 Days of Christmas’ St Helens style.
Nick Cochrane, as Smee still has voice and actress Leah Murphy as Wendy along with Radio City’s Claire Simmo as Tinkerbell add a superb touch of glamour to the whole performance.
Take yourself and family on a magical journey down the East Lancs to St Helens where dreams are born, and time is never planned.
Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, to Peter Pan, St Helens Theatre Royal from December 6 to January 12.
Tel 01744 756 000
This is a terrific film and a must go see this Christmas.
The ground breaking technology behind Disney’s ‘Frozen’ has helped to create one of the most visually stunning animated films of the modern era. We thoroughly enjoyed it and you will too….guaranteed.
Released today, Walt Disney Animation Studios will be serving up another slice of family fun just in time for Christmas, as its cool new comedy adventure hits the big screen and gets a full, well deserved five star rating.
This latest Disney animated film, is a fantasy musical loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen’.
Frozen follows Anna as she sets off on an epic journey with mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven in an attempt to find her sister Elsa, whose powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. As they battle the elements, the trio come across hilarious snowman Olaf and mystical trolls…………
It’s a beautiful tale, stunningly told, with Idina Menzels voice -described as a powerhouse by critics-used to startling effect particularly when she sings the film’s showstopping number ‘Let It Go’.
The clever thing about this film is that, at different times in our lives we find ourselves either more connected to or disconnected from the people in our family; and I think at this time of year, audiences will really be able to relate to that, with the message in the film.
Showing at all leading cinema venues this Christmas and New Year.
The film can also be viewed in 3D (PG).
This IS a magical roller-coaster of a Christmas with lots in store for us all this season!
Kicking off, with a laugh a minute, but you have to be quick; is the Playhouse, Aladdin rock and roll pantomime for all ages.
A traditional panto with a slight twist in the tale (if you can find it). Playhouse panto goers will certainly be familiar with the classic gags and punch lines a-plenty!.
It certainly is the legendary rock and roll panto that got us off to a great start, with all the usual fantastic stage performances from our favourite actors; notably Sam Haywood who was in the starring role with the ‘Dame’ hot on his heels attempting to rub his lamp.
I always enjoy the festive offerings of the Playhouse and I wasn’t let down this year.
This was a great night out for all, with music, mayhem and a damn good sprinkling of water thrown in!
We had the comical stars Adam Keast and Francis Tucker in good form, creating the all singing, all-dancing typical Playhouse pantomime that kept us all entertained.
If you get the chance to see one panto this year, then make it this one and you won’t be disappointed.
Tickets cost from £10 to £24 or £36-£86 for a family ticket, depending on performance and seating.
Well worth the evenings entertainment, value for money, thoroughly enjoyable, edge of the seat, audience participation ‘Everyman style’, side splitting laughs a minute, and, above all, don’t forget your umbrella. It’s raining Zen!!!!
Until January 18th Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square
0151 709 4776, http://www.everymanplayhouse.com