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Proper Christmas plays/shows that aren't panto...

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WilfShelf Tue 21-Dec-10 23:44:27

I seem to do this thread every year. However, if you are ANYWHERE near the NW/Midlands, and can get tickets, please go and see Peter Pan at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme. It is pretty much sold out, but lots of empty seats tonight (I imagine illness and snow cancellations). I really, really don't work for them so this isn't an advert, honest.

It is BLOODY MARVELLOUS. Especially the flying. And a very naughty Tinkerbell.

Didn't manage to take my own children, mind; just someone else's. DS2 was 'too scared of the crocodile' and DS3 was just too bloody minded to go to an evening show. DH and DS1 are going on their own later; I had to borrow two well-behaved girls. But it was proper magic.

The New Vic is a theatre in the round, and one small girl, in the thick of the fighting on the front row, was living every single cut and thrust. Brilliant.

WilfShelf Tue 21-Dec-10 23:46:47

Anyhow. What good plays/shows can you recommend? Child-friendly, magical, proper plays with glitter and good stories?

NOT shouty pantos with micro-soap-non-celebs...

Last year and the year before we did the Library Theatre in Manchester - Grimm Tales, Great Expectations. Both were also brilliant.

goingmadinthecountry Wed 22-Dec-10 00:35:27

We're going to see The Nutcracker at ENO on Thursday. Saw a panto in Margate last week with school - pretty cleverly put together but more comedia dell'arte than panto imo. Music good but a bit arty for what we were expecting. It was Pinocchio.

elphabadefiesgravity Mon 10-Jan-11 21:22:25

ONe of my students is in Peter Pan. I'm going to try and go and see her (my children are going with school) They normally do excellent productions.

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