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Grinch The musical – Review

Grinch The musical – Review

There are 2 types of people in this world; those that put their christmas decorations up as soon as Halloween is over, and those that would rather hide away from the excitement and joyful christmas songs played on repeat. The Grinch definitely falls into the latter catergory!

Grinch The Musical is based upon the book ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ by renowned children’s author Dr Seuss. It tells the story of grumpy old Grinch with a heart 2 sizes too small, tired of listening to the constant euphoric carol singing Who villagers and steal away anything to do with Christmas, so that it will ruin Christmas Day for the Who people and put an end to thier happiness once and for all. The story as been well adapted for the stage, and differs slightly to the popular movie The Grinch starring Jim Carey.

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Old Max is Mr Grinch’s loyal (and only) furry companion is played by non other than Welsh comedian, Griff Rhys Jones. He narrates the show, taking the audience back in time with him to recall that fateful Christmas Eve. Griff brings a relatable edge to Old Max, as we watch him trying to keep up with the antics of his younger self!

Young Max is played by X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry. His energy levels match that of a bounding puppy perfectly. Not only can this pooch sing, but his acting, dancing and occasional acrobatics would definitely see him win top dog at Crufts!

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Edward Baker-Duly takes the starring role of Mr Grinch. Along with taking influences from Jim Carey’s Grinch, and Vitctor Meldrew, he makes the role his own with his impeccable comedy timing and ad lib, not to mention his outragous facial expressions!

Perhaps stealing the Grinch’s thunder ever so slightly, was the mind blowing talent of little Cindy-Lou Who! There are 4 pint sized actresses that play Cindy-lou on rotation, who I’m sure are all equally as talented, however press night was Isla Gie. She was like Shirley Temple after 3 packets of Haribo! If only we could bottle what she had and sell it, the world would be a brighter place!

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Adding to all that talent was some ingenious set and lighting! The stage was a life sized, pop u, 3d version of the illustrstions in the book, which helped with the magical ambience from start to finish.

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So whether you’re a Who at heart or a mean one like Mr Grinch, ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ will – without fail – get you in the festive spirit, and make your heart grow 3 sizes too!

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ will be at The Lowry, Salford Quays until 5th January 2020. Dates, tickets and more information can be found here https://thelowry.com/whats-on/how-the-grinch-stole-christmas/

Have a very merry Grinchmas!

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WIN Tickets To See THE LITTLE PRINCE

WIN Tickets To See THE LITTLE PRINCE

I’m teaming up with The Lowry, Salford Quays, to bring 1 lucky person the chance to win a tickets for a family of 4 to watch Luca Silvestrini’s adaptation of ‘The Little Prince’ on Tuesday 26th November!

Based on the world famous book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, ‘The Little Prince’ tells the story of a young Prince, who leaves behind his tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Have you ever heard of a king who reigns over nothing? Or a businessman obsessively counting stars?

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love.

The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word. With an original score by Frank Moon, design by Yann Seabra and lighting by Jackie Shemesh, Protein’s new show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.

“Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers” The Guardian

All you need to do is sign up to our website for free on this link here That’s it! Competition closes Sunday 24th November, with the winner being notified by email on Monday 25th.

*T&C prize is for 4 tickets to watch The Little Prince at The Lowry on Tuesday 26th November. Tickets are non transferable*

Good Luck!

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Circus 1903 | Review

Circus 1903 | Review

Travelling circus’ in today’s day and age have evolved greatly from those of yesteryear, and certainly aren’t on the same size scale. Gone are touring cities as they were known, and gone are the use of captive animals, thank goodness. But, there is something so nostalgic about the golden age of circus, and Circus 1903 have captured the essence of that perfectly.

Bringing the big top to the stage, Circus 1903 is everything you would hope and imagine it to be and more! From the music composed by Evan Jolly, to the set and costumes, everything is there to transport you back to your youth, a more simple time of good old fashioned fun and wonder. Comedy and participation from the children in the audience bring a whimsical and genuine feel good factor to the show. Contortionists with eye watering flexibility, acts of balance that seem to defy gravity, jugglers with skills faster than the speed of light, performers using ariel silks creating a ballet in the sky, this show has it all and more.48479750521_5781cc6017_k

The creators of the show really wanted to harness the essence of a typical circus in their hay day, and it was important to them to keep the show as original as possible. Acts such as the ‘russian cradle’ (where the ‘flyer’ is thrown and caught by the ‘catcher’ who is secured by a harness, and essentially acts as a human trapeze,) are included as a traditional circus acts and display not only feats of flexibility and timing, but incredible strength. Another aspect to the authenticity of the show, are the 2 life size elephant puppets, Queen and baby Peanut, created by the team behind War Horse. Majestic Queenie takes up half the stage with her imposing size, her eyes seem to reveal a real soul. Baby Peanut is as mischievous as any young animal, and is a firm favourite with the children in the audience. Whether it be down to the ingenious design and construction, or the true magic of the circus, these 2 elephants are brought to life right before your very eyes!48479901342_83c84b755f_k

Willy Whipsnade, the resident Ringmaster, is the glue that holds all these individual acts together. Originally from a magic background, Willy (aka David Williamson) is the perfect ringmaster, introducing each act with his fabulous story telling skills, which effortlessly build anticipation in the audience! His real skills lie in creating a magical experience for the younger members of the audience! He clearly adores children, and frequently pulls them up out of the audience for some magic tricks and comedy interludes. As they say in showbiz, ‘never work with animals or children’ and poor Willy has to do both! Needn’t fear though, as his razor sharp whit and quick as a whip ad lib moments means he controls rampaging baby elephants and unpredictable children with a healthy dose of comedy. Willy Whipsawed is the eccentric uncle figure, who’s traveled the world and has the most exciting stories of adventure to tell!48479750191_abdc0543aa_k

Circus 1903 is 2 hours 20 minutes of pure escapism that will awaken your inner child for an evening without worries or regrets, just simple, innocent fun and wonderment. In this day and age, that is priceless.

Circus 1903 will be rolling into The Lowry, Salford Quays, on Tuesday 19th November until Sunday 24th November. Tickets are available now on this link https://thelowry.com/whats-on/circus-1903/

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