We can officially say that Panto season has started and the fabulous St Helens Theatre Royal kicked it off in style with their spellbinding show of Sleeping Beauty!
We can say, first hand, that this show is BRILLIANT!
Never have I laughed as much or seen my kids cry with laughter as we did at this show.
The cast was wonderful, they had the crowd involved for the whole show and not once was there a restless bottom in the house!
The theatre is an intimate venue but definitely doesn't lack in the glitz and dazzle that comes from a West End show.
Claire Sweeney played a wonderful part of the evil Carabosse, who knew she could crack out a tune like she did in this show! She rocked her part as well as the outfits!
Tam Ryan playing the hysterical Chester the Jester. Hats off to you as I don't know how you kept your face straight in some parts. He was wonderful with the kids, especially the golden ticket children at the end of the show.
Warren Donnelly and Roy Brandon who played the King and Queen bounced off of each other's character perfectly and some of the Queens outfits were perfect for her personality.
Corey Rumble was a fab Prince, very impressed with his sword tussle with Carabosse.
Laura Gregory made the perfect Princess and Jess Pritchard was an exceptional Fairy Sparkle, loved seeing all her family support that came to the show!
This show really was a magical experience, children and adults laughed together, held their sides together and wiped the funny tears away toghter, it's definitely a trip worth taking with the family time and time again!
Check out our clip from the finale below....
This was our first visit to St Helens Theatre Royal and we can say it won't be the last. The view from the seats were excellent and the hubby was impressed that his long legs weren't squished (he even had room to move, always a bouns for the tall people!)
The sweets and drinks were all reasonably priced too!
For ticket information for this and other shows staged at St Helens Theatre Royal please head on over to their website - www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com