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
I have always been fond of horses and for generations my family has kept thoroughbreds in a far and distant place, so I have grown up with their temperament, love and handling.
Today, you can buy a horse for £1 at any British farming auction, but it’s the after care and costs that are the most damaging.
A few years ago I happened to purchase a Hanoverian thoroughbred or Arab cross with great athleticism, soundness and good conformation…horsey terms for ‘controllable’.
“Zara” is jet black and beautiful, a warmblood, with it’s ancestry traced back to 1735 at Celle in Germany. Forget “Seabiscuit” this one rides like the wind!!!!
It’s no surprise that when a call came to see ‘War Horse’ at the Lowry, I jumped at the opportunity.
I can tell you, it was the best theatre I’ve seen for years….
I was spellbound.
The film is such a letdown by comparison, I don’t think Spielberg got it at all.
This stage show is so electrifying and the animatronic horse awesome- so lifelike. If you love horses like we do, then it adds an extra layer and really works on the emotions.
It’s such an exhilharating production that it makes you rejoice to be alive.
‘War Horse’, is a concert in a reading by its author Michael Morpurgo with songs from John Tams and Barry Coope in this heart-felt journey from peaceful Devon to the devastating consequences of the Great War, made real by a horse who didn’t have the human frailty of taking sides.
The book was adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award winning ‘Handspring Puppet Company’ and, haven’t they done a fantastic job with the horse.
You will be amazed by the mechanism and the animatronics.
This epic story takes approximately 90 minutes to tell with no interval and it can be seen between…….
Dec 1st – Saturday 18th January…..
and like me, if you do not want to drive then Liverpool Timewell’s Coaches will get you there and back….
0151 526 3209 Warhorse @ The Lowry Theatre including theatre ticket for matinee performance Adult £43.90
If you make your own way then booking is essential….
Tickets £12-£20 The Lowry
Salford Quays (0843 208 6000)