Liverpool’s fantastic children’s entertainment hits the mark!
Just viewed two fantastic performances this holiday, and they are a must for all the family. Thought just visiting one was enough until I found families enjoying the two performances as well, despite the distances.
Firstly, the Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre are welcoming families to the spectacular ‘Beauty and the Beast’ starring the addictive 5Ives singer Ritchie Neville who stages a superb Fonzy type character as Anton the wicked Countess’s brother. You will delight in his characters antics as he sings and swoons the stage especially delighting the female members of the audience who he had in continual titters!
Michael Chapman as Dame Polly and director of LHK Productions again keeps everyone alive with his witty lines and hilarious audience participation. If you want water, well there were buckets full this time!
Epstein Theatre -12th April 08448884411
This was a good family show with something for everyone, a real treat for the Easter hols not to be missed.
Not far down the E. Lancs (15mins) was the St Helens’ Theatre Royal with the spellbinding pantomime ‘Sleeping beauty’ with all the old favourites added to a fantastic storyline.
With tickets from £8, I was not surprised at seeing a full house with a good cross-section of audience.
St Helens’ resident dame Simon Foster was in fine form delighting both adults and children with his wit. Liam Mellor, as Chester The Jester has now made his name across the UK for his ‘cheeky chappy’ comedy roles reminiscent of a stage character ‘cleaning windows’ back in the 40’s. Radio City with Leanne Campbell and Claire Simmo certainly have some belting singers with a wide repertoire of acting and dancing skills. Again, all on stage until Sun 12th April.
St Helens theatre Royal 01744756000
It’s brilliant that some of the theatre world are now looking to that younger audience and filling a gap in the stage calendar. For all its racey, colourful, fast paced, glitz; full of glamour, songs, dance, family fun, silly antics and slapstick comedy; these shows all contribute to the magical ingredients which are making them such a success!
You too can look forward to visiting a dazzling, truly magical adventure this Easter at the Epstein and Theatre Royal. So book now and sit back ready to enjoy the magical productions, knowing that you have contributed to the fantastic acting talent that Merseyside provides for you.