Review: Madagascar The Musical

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The wonderfully colourful and hilarious spectacle that is Madagascar The Musical got families to ‘Move It, Move It’ at The Hippodrome, in Bristol, when it opened last night (Tuesday).

I was full of anticipation to see a stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang open at The Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday) as it is always lovely to revisit childhood memories.

Having never seen the movie, a musical version of An Officer And A Gentleman had not appealed to me before attending the opening night at the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

Fans of the 1980s music and dance scene were treated to a flashback of neon legwarmers and spandex leotards when a musical based on the 1983 hit film Flashdance opened at the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

We all hope the sun stays out when we book a trip to the sea or countryside but if storm clouds loom there is no reason to be gloomy with these ten fun things to do in and around Weston and North Somerset.

Even if you are not the biggest fan of one of the most iconic bands of our generation there are so many layers to the new hit musical The Band, which opened at Bristol’s Hippodrome last night, that it is most definitely still worth catching.

I have been to many Indie music gigs in my time but I have never been to one where an orchestra and choir shared the stage as they did at Bristol’s Colston Hall on Friday evening.

When I booked to see Cilla The Musical which opened at Bristol’s Hippodrome last night I wondered how they would condense the 2014 TV drama about the meteoric rise of singer and presenter Cilla Black, which spanned several hours, into a two and a half-hour theatre show.

Big names of the music world will appear at Watchet Live Festival which is returning to Somerset this summer.

You pretty much know when you go and see an award-winning West End show it is going to be good - even a touring version. And the glitz, glamour and excitement of arriving at the press night of Wicked, which has flown into the Bristol Hippodrome this week, certainly prepared me for what was to come. Costumed dancers posed happily for photos against an awards-style backdrop and there were celebrities a-plenty for those who enjoy a bit of star-spotting like me!

If you are struggling to keep the children entertained now Christmas is over for another year, remember there is still time to watch a magical pantomime – oh yes there is!

Wow. I am not clowning around when I say I am not quite sure where to begin, other than what a strange and surreal show landed at the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

Whatever I say here about War Horse, having had the great privilege of seeing it at the Hippodrome on its opening night in Bristol last night, could never do justice to what has become the biggest galloping success story in the history of National Theatre.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage oozed sex appeal all over the Bristol Hippodrome stage last night as its mesmerising choreography left the first-night audience sashaying out of the building at the end of an amazing and totally feel-good show.

I truly was a curious theatregoer last night, having never read the popular book, or read a review of the production, I delved into the unknown by seeing the Bristol Hippodrome’s opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

There might not be much summer around at the moment but there was certainly plenty of lovin’ when the Greased Lightnin’ hotrod pulled into the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

They say that laughter is the best medicine and this theory was put to the ultimate test last night at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Features writer Karen Richards travelled to the German city of Hamburg to sample its many delights, soak up its maritime history and immerse herself in the 24-hour culture.

A breath of fresh air swept through Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre last night (Tuesday) as the smash hit West End musical about the early years of one of Britain’s greatest rock bands hit the city.

Review: Not Dead Enough

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It is a good idea to expect the unexpected when a play called Not Dead Enough is set in a mortuary and an audience at the Bristol Hippodrome, on last night’s opening night certainly did just that.

I stupidly thought being a bit of an animal expert and having a good shared knowledge of dinosaurs with my eight-year-old son would stand me in good stead for watching So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs at the Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare on Friday.

Clamber aboard a steam train or set sail to the islands near Weston-super-Mare this summer. Here are some outings you can enjoy during your stay in North Somerset.

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