This week, I took time out of the madness of life to head to the theatre. Lex and I had a Mum and Teen Date Night watching Annie The Musical. Annie The Musical is currently on tour around the country. The production opened with a […]
Bristol Hippodrome has recently welcomed the Kinky Boots on the iconic stage. The hit musical will be running until 9th March. Throughout its visit, it will be bringing glamour and comedy to the stage.
It was great to see the unlikely friendship between Lola and Charlie flourish. There were moments that were emotional and also moments of pure delight. The set was seamless, I loved the scene in the factory where the finished glamourous Kinky Boots were unveiled. The whole cast dancing on the factory conveyor belt was so entertaining.
The show was fantastically delivered by the cast, headed up by Kayi Ushe (Lola) and Joel Harper-Jackson (Charlie). The costumes were spectacular, with a massive amount of sequins and sparkles.
The music from the production was written by Cyndi Lauper. The tunes are catchy and definitely have a hint of 80s pop. The script has lots of positive lines, two of my favourite ‘Just be who you wanna be’ and ‘For every man, women or person that doesn’t know yet!’
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Disclaimer : I received 2 press tickets in return of an honest review, all words are my own.
2019 is a massive year for The Lion King. Not only is it going to hit the cinema screens with a Live action version. But the UK stage production celebrates it’s 20th year. So it is fantastic news that Disney’s The Lion King is coming to Bristol Hippodrome this autumn.
We were invited along to the press launch ahead of The Lion King’s residence at Bristol Hippodrome. It gave the audience a real insight
We heard details about the costume choices for each character. The choice of a wooden looking mask for Mufasa with a circular mane to symbolise the circle of life. Scar’s mask is very angular and Simba’s mask has no
taging and props were explained in detail too, I can’t wait to see the gazelle buggy during the production at the Hippodrome later this year. Also as giraffes are my favourite animals, the stilt walkers will gracefully glide across the stage.
We were also treated to 3 songs from the show, as it was Valentine’s Day that we went to the launch, I think it is fair to say that ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ was very well received by the audience. The Lion King lyrics were written by the musical legends that are Elton John and Sir Tim Rice. Three songs that they wrote for the film were nominated for Academy Awards, ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ went on to win the prestigious award.
Disney’s The Lion King hits the Bristol Hippodrome stage on 7th September 2019 and will run until 23rd November 2019. Tickets will go on sale from
Tickets can be purchased from The Bristol Hippodrome’s Box Office, by calling 0844 2410093 or visiting www.thelionking.co.uk
Motown has hit Bristol town well city actually. Motown the Musical has recently started a 4-week long run at Bristol Hippodrome. The hit musical has been running since 2013 when it premiered in New York. Then it hit the West End in London in 2016 […]
Now it is December I need to get myself in the Christmas spirit. The kids certainly are singing Christmas songs at every opportunity possible. Last weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to visit to see Father Christmas at Sealife Centre Weymouth. It was the kid’s first surprise of the Christmas season, the kids thought we were just going to the seaside for a winter wall along the beach. As we travelled down to Weymouth it was a really dreary day with heavy rain. Luckily once we parked the rain eased off. Still playing along with the surprise grabbed some lunch then headed to the beach for a little walk.
After our brief walk, Aliza asked if we could go to her favourite sealife centre. She fondly remembers it from past visits, so as not to disappoint a 5-year-old I agreed. Knowing that they were all in for a real treat. We had access to the centre before our allocated time, so the kids raced to see their favourite’s. Nemo and Dory, of course, closely followed by the Turtles.
This visit was the first time we had seen the newest addition to the sealife centre, the fairy penguins. The kids loved them, so cute I could take it home my 9-year-old say. The penguins are only about 25cm. The keepers were very informative and shared lots of interesting facts with the kids. They are native to Australia and New Zealand, this group travelled all the way from a sanctuary in Manly, Australia when it closed down. We could have watched them for hours.
Our visit to Father Christmas was scheduled in for after the park closed. We sat and waited in the cafe until it was time. By this time it was dark and we followed the lights through the park to the Reindeer’s Stable. Where the jolly elf greeted us, chatting with the kids, who were already mesmerised. We followed the elf through the festive forest. Stopping to see the reindeers and the parked sleigh across the water. Then zigzagged through the real Christmas tree forest to the lamp post. At the lamp post, the kids made a wish and then it snowed!
Then onto the main event, once we were at outside the cabin the kids knocked and waited for Father Christmas to allow them to enter. We all entered and the kids were beaming by this point. So lovely for us to watch, Grandma, joined us for our festive family afternoon. Father Christmas was magical and the kids chatted at ease with him. They talked about where he would visit first and his route around the world. And of course, they told him what they wanted for Christmas.
We had time to take some memorable pictures and then it was pressie time. The kids even got a Christmas pop badge to take home too.
It was a lovely afternoon and a great start to the festive season. Father Christmas officially arrives Saturday 8th December 2018, he will be visiting Sealife throughout weekends until 17th – 23rd December. Then he will be there daily and every child meeting Father Christmas will receive a special SEA LIFE gift.
Disclaimer – We received a preview VIP invite to Weymouth Sealife Centre to review and share our honest views on the experience.