An Evening Reliving My Teenage Years

My absolute favourite band when I was growing up was 5ive. I knew all of the songs, I knew the dance moves and I definitely had my favourite. It had always been a dream of mine to see them in concert but it didn’t happen back in the ’90s. However, I did manage to go and see them at an outdoor concert at Chantry Park in Ipswich a few years ago and it was like a dream come true. My good friend Kirsty from The Overflowing Library is also a fellow fan of ’90s boy bands and months ago she

Top 3 Family Shows Based On Disney Films

AD | Paid collaboration For many children, Disney films are an important and influential part of their childhood. Not only do most children know all the words to every Disney song, but a Disney Princess Dress or soft toy will undoubtedly have made its way into their toy box. So, what could be more exciting and magical than seeing your favourite Disney film transformed into a high energy, all-singing and all-dancing live stage performance?  On the bright lights of London’s West End, there are many musicals which have been based on Disney films. Not sure where to find them? Discover

Red Letter Days Days Out Together Gift Box Review

AD | Gifted experience My Mum has done a lot for us over the years and this year I wanted to do something really special for her close to Christmas. When she comes to visit most of the time is taken up by Erin and we don’t get a lot of time for just us any more. So, along with a hotel stay, I sorted out a visit to the theatre and out for a meal while we were in London. Being such a big fan of experience vouchers I arranged this with a Days Out Together gift box from Red

My First Panto: Rapunzel At The Garage, Norwich

We received an invitation to the press preview of this show.  I’ll be completely honest, before this summer I didn’t really know much about The Garage which is in the city centre of Norwich. Then, last summer I saw one of their shows advertised, My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap and we were invited to go and see it. Erin absolutely loved the show and getting to take part was a big deal for her. A couple of weeks ago we were invited back to watch the press preview of My First Panto: Rapunzel. When we arrived Erin was

Theatre Review: My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap

AD | Press tickets Ever since I first took Erin to see a show at the theatre a couple of years ago she has been so excited about going back. We’ve been to see a few shows with characters from cartoons that she likes but we had never been to see a play. I guess I thought Erin was too young for a play but we recently went to see A Midsummer Night’s Nap at The Garage in Norwich. A Midsummer Night’s Nap is part of the ‘My First’ series and it’s a retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom Live At Norwich Theatre Royal

AD | Press tickets I remember Erin’s first trip to the theatre well. She was about 1.5 and we went to see Ben and Holly Live in Norwich. At the time, it was one of her favourite shows and she was so excited the whole time we were there. This year, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live is back at Norwich Theatre Royal and we were invited to take Erin to see it again. It’s still one of Erin’s favourite things to watch on TV now so she was super excited to go and see it again. Holly is a

Mimi And The Mountain Dragon At Norwich Playhouse

AD – We received complimentary tickets to this show. All opinions are our own.  Last year I took Erin to the theatre for the first time and I was surprised at how much she loved it. Since then I’ve been looking to take her back to see something else and as she loved Zog so much, I thought Mimi and the Mountain Dragon would be a great choice. On the day of the show I wasn’t feeling too good and luckily, John had an unexpected day off work so he got to take Erin instead of me. I wasn’t really

Aladdin At Norwich Theatre Royal

AD – We received complimentary tickets for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I went to see a panto over Christmas. We used to go every single year as a family when I was growing up and I loved the tradition. Since moving away from home and generally just being busy with life I haven’t had to chance to go again but this year I was invited by Norwich Theatre Royal to watch this year’s panto Aladdin! Unfortunately, when I see the casts of some pantos sometimes I have