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fireman sam live - anyone been, what's it like?

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sandy06 · 25/04/2011 20:59

we are thinking of taking our 3 and 5 year old boys to see this - i've seen one posting saying it's not very good - anyone else been to see it? cheers

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DrSeuss · 26/04/2011 11:47

Saw it last year- "Pontypandy Rocks" or some such. If you can endure it the kids will love it!

pirateparty · 26/04/2011 11:54

Took my two year old to 'Pontypandy rocks' earlier this year. He loved it although was a bit young, he talked about it for ages afterwards. I'd say they'll love it and think it's great to take children to age appropriate theatre.

Grin that you put this in culture vultures!

pirateparty · 26/04/2011 12:00

In answer to what it's like; it's a musical version of an episode with some of the characters. No Penny, those goody-two shoes twins or Tom Thomas! Audience participation but like a panto. A few jokes for parents. Fairly tedious but could be worse! Was worth every second to watch ds enjoying it so much though.

pirateparty · 26/04/2011 12:01

'bit' like a panto, sorry, not 'but'.

Cattleprod · 26/04/2011 12:04

DS absolutely loved it!

There were no recognisable songs (no 'red is for danger' etc), some of the main characters weren't in it and a very annoying girl (I think the one from the Rowntrees Randoms advert) was. It wasn't great, but then I'm not the target audience!

DrSeuss · 26/04/2011 18:07

Lots of the kids dressed for the show so remember to take the helmets along!

sandy06 · 27/04/2011 16:39

thanks a lot for this, and pirateparty I did indeed debate to myself if this really came under "culture vultures", decided it didn't but then where else to post it?!?

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pirateparty · 27/04/2011 18:56

I agree - just made me Grin - the idea of Fireman Sam being high culture!

And I'd have put it in this topic too Smile

Hope you all enjoy the show.

sandy06 · 27/04/2011 19:38

cool, thanks

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fivegomadindorset · 27/04/2011 19:40

We went last week, DD loved it as did her friend, DS was a bit young. If I hadn't had DS there would have read my book while DD was enjoying.

Preggersplayspop · 27/04/2011 19:44

We took ds1 at the end of a holiday where he had watched fireman Sam on a continuous loop for days on end (or so it seemed).

He never watched it again after seeing the play Grin

Not sure that was the effect we were expecting.

sandy06 · 27/04/2011 20:17

preggersplayspop - did ds1 not enjoy the show? did it kill all his enjoyment?!?

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BertieBotts · 27/04/2011 20:25

There is a video on youtube I think if you don't mind spoiling the surprise.

Preggersplayspop · 27/04/2011 20:30

I think maybe he was just unable to get his head round the characters being on a stage rather than on the screen. It was quite loud as well and he was going through a phase of not liking loud noises. There was a lot of joining in type stuff too, and he's not really that kind of child. Not really a stand in the aisles dancing sort of person.

It was very long, close to 2 hours if I remember rightly, so long time for little ones to hold attention for.

He made us leave after he had had his ice cream at the interval Grin

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