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 […]
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We have been fans of Benidorm the TV series for years. For a good few years, Tegan my 17 year old has joined me once the other children are in bed to laugh along. Now the popular comedy TV show has hit the stage. Earlier this week we headed to Bristol Hippodrome where Benidorm Live was on stage.
As we were taking our seats I noticed the massive age range of the viewers. Spotting 3 generations of some families attending. When we settled into our seats, the set was bright and colourful, making the stage look massive. We arrived early for a change so enjoyed the buzz and cheesy tunes playing before the production started.
The prodution started in the reception area of the Solana Hotel annd straight away the laughs came. Joyce Temple-Savage the hotel manager played by the fantastic Sherrie Hewson, was just a good as in the TV show. The tounge in cheek saucy comedy rolled on throughout the show.
It is hard to believe that the TV show has been running over 10 years. Benidorm Live had a very strong cast with Tony Maudsley played Kenneth complete with his tight tshirt and hot pants. Jacqueline’s character is pretty well know for her sexual inuendo’s in the TV show and Janine Duvitski delivered these seamlessly during Benidorm Live. The production wouldn’t have been complete with heartthrob barman Mateo played by Jake Canuso. The scene wirth him in his speedo’s definitley provoked a reaction. Also Liam (Adam Gillen) and holiday rep Sam (Shelley Longworth) brought some comedy moments to the show.
The Benidorm’s writer Darren Litten said he wanted to bring Benidorm to the stage as he wanted to hear the audience’s laughter. Which definitely could be heard throughout the production. Myselff and Tegan where crying with laughter at some points. We definitley left in a really happy mood.
Disclaimer: Bristol Hippodrome gave us tickets for press night in return for an honest review.
If you regularly read my blog you will know how important spending time with each of the kids on there own is to me. Well last night was Mum Daughter Date Night with the baby of the family. Myself and Aliza, 5 headed to Bristol Hippodrome […]
BLOC Productions flew into Bristol this week, with their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Bristol Hippodrome. Jolie and I were excited to see the show. I have lost count of how many times I have watched the film. It is a real feel-good […]
There are not many Thursday evenings that are spent watching men dressed as green ogres talking about farting….but last night was one of them. Yes, my 5 year old daughter and I went to watch ‘Shrek The Musical’ at Bristol Hippodrome. I can categorically confirm that we loved every single minute of it. Shrek The Musical has been touring the country since December 2017 and this month is hitting the stage at Bristol Hippodrome. It opened on Thursday 9th August and runs to Sunday 19th August.
Well, I say every minute, the show starts with Shrek jumping out of the storybook and letting out a huge ‘ROOOAAAAARRRR’! At which point she hopped up on to my lap and asked to go home! She soon warmed to him though and watched the rest of the show in awe. Shrek is a favourite in our house at the moment (all of the films, of which there are a few!). So Mila was delighted to be able to see the characters ‘in real life’.
Shrek’s makeup and costume are fabulous and Mila kept whispering in my ear ‘is that a real ogre Mum?’ However the outfits for Lord Farquad were without a doubt, amazing! So sassy!!! I have to say, my personal favourite characters were by far Lord Farquad. He threw in a few jokes for the grown ups (and stole the show with a rousing song about his absent father). The fantastic dragon had just the most powerful singing voice too!
I loved the way the stage hands made her move around and Mila was absolutely amazed by the fact a real dragon was in front of her! An act involving tap dancing rats also had the audience dancing along in their seats. The closing song ‘I’m a Believer’ was a great way to end on a high. All in all, this was a great evening out for all ages and a wonderfully creative stage adaptation of an awesome family film.
Disclaimer: We were given tickets for press night in return for an honest review.
This is a guest post by Stacey, Mum to Mila, 5
An Officer and a Gentleman is currently on stage at Bristol Hippodrome. Last night I went to watch it, being an 80’s baby I never knew all the hype around the film. However, when I have spoken to people about it they have raved about Richard […]
This week Bristol Hippodrome welcome The Play that Goes Wrong. It is a hilarious light-hearted comedy. The Play That Goes Wrong has been a huge hit in the West End since it’s launch in 2013. It has also been played worldwide on every continent except Antarctica. […]
Thriller Live has hit the stage at Bristol Hippodrome. When T and I were invited along to review it, I was a bit excited. Our whole family are Michael Jackson fans. I have pretty much grown up on his music. With my first ever live music experience being at Wembley stadium for Michael’s incredible Dangerous tour. I have such fond memories of that day. Over the years when I hear his tracks I can’t help but sing along. Now I have children myself, I have passed on the love of his music to my tribe. My playlist of all time favourite songs includes many of MJ’s.
Thriller Live is now in its 10th year running. The show celebrates the life and achievements of Michael Jackson. An impressive 4 MILLION people across 30 countries have seen Thriller live. The playlist included tracks from the beginning with The Jackson Five. Then massive hits from Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous albums plus more.
T, my eldest daughter and I used it as an opportunity to turn off from technology and enjoy an evening of feel-good entertainment. Before the show started she browsed the programme, looking at the songs and recalling her favourites.
The whole cast delivered a great production. Making it difficult not to sing and dance along. Ina Seidon shone throughout the whole show, hitting the high notes with ease. The other singers including Britt, Squilla and Rory, took it in turns to entertain the audience with so many Michael Jackson tracks.
My all-time favourite Michael Jackson song is Man in The Mirror. Earth Song lyrics really strikes a bell with the state of our current world. Michael knew we need to look after the planet 23 years ago when this was released.
And not forgetting the dancers, no show about Michael Jackson would be complete without the moonwalk. The smooth criminal anti-gravity lean generated a huge cheer throughout the audience. at the end there a was the opportunity to get up and dance along, everyone left feeling good.
We had a lovely Mother and Daughter night. And would love to return to see the show with the rest of the family.
Disclaimer: We were offered free press tickets in return of an honest review, all words are my own.