Today we were invited to review The Snail and the Whale live on stage at Sherman Theatre. Tall Stories are renowned for their gorgeous productions, and The Snail and the Whale is no exception. This particular Julia Donaldson’s book is one of my favourites, and we all know and love Axel Scheffler’s beautiful illustrations. The poetry within this book is magical, and it’s a joy to read to my children at bedtime. Tall Stories have taken this…

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*Thank you to CBB and St David’s Hall for tickets to the show. Last night Warren and I headed out to catch the Chicago Blues Brothers in concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. We had such a fantastic evening and I’m excited to share some thoughts I have about the show with you here on the blog today… I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show, having adored the movie since I first saw…

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Sherman Theatre to see the first performance of Tom Thumb, brought to the stage by Lyngo and starring Patrick Lynch. This story tells a tale of a tiny boy called Tom, who overhears his parent’s plan to take the children to the forest and leave them there because of their poverty stricken life. Tom has other ideas though, and he won’t give up on returning home to be…

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Last night we had a family night at New Theatre to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – a stage show I’ve been so incredibly desperate to see! I couldn’t wait to see how Orbit Theatre would transfer the story to stage, and George was really interested in seeing how they’d move the car and make it fly. You should already know the story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and if you don’t I don’t think…

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I’m so sorry I’ve been a bit lame with my theatre and film guides this year, I think the madness of moving to the city plus other commitments means I’ve been a bit all over the place. I promise to get back on top of these guides, as I think they’re very useful if you don’t have the time to scour the different sites to figure out what’s on… Cardiff Theatre and Film Events in…

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*Thanks to WMC for review tickets. Last night Warren and I attended Wales Millennium Centre to catch Art. The story follows Serge and his two best friends, Marc and Yvan as they all struggle to navigate their lives around the purchase of a white painting. I have never heard of this particular production before, so I was incredibly intrigued to see it for the very firs time. The cast is minimal, three characters performed by…

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*Thanks to The Other Room for tickets to see the performance.       Two people. One bathroom. Nothing to hide.   Jack Thorne, writer of Skins and This Is England, has created Mydidae, a frank look inside the lives of two people and the events that occur in their bathroom on one very important and emotional day. Mydidae is currently running at The Other Room, one of my favourite venues in Cardiff. The Other…

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*Thank you to St David’s Hall for tickets to review. Photo credit: The Chicago Blues Brothers. I’m a huge fan of The Blues Brothers movie, it encompasses so many amazing things within one film; from music to fantastic dialogue and humour it really is a cult classic! When I saw the advertisement for The Chicago Blues Brothers Back in Black Tour at St David’s Hall on Friday 1st June I was intrigued and very excited indeed!…

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*Thank you to Killer Queen and St David’s for review tickets. Photo credit Killer Queen. Last night George and I went on a little date to see Killer Queen at St David’s Hall. As you may already know, George is a massive Queen fan (well, who isn’t?!) and we first saw the fabulous tribute act perform last year. Queen’s music is just beyond, from amazing ballads to rockier tracks, I can’t imagine not loving their…

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