Peter Pan Reimagined Review, The Rep, Birmingham

[Ad-Review] If you are heading to The Rep in Birmingham this festive season to see Peter Pan Reimanaged, make sure you leave all preconceived ideas about the J.M Barrie classic at home. This year’s festive offering from The Rep is like no version of Peter Pan you have ever seen before. There are no pantomime jokes and “he’s behind yous” to be found here. Instead you will find a female Captain Hook leading a band of punk rocker pirates, a feisty Wendy, a rapping Peter Pan and a story that begins in the midst of a run down tower block…

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The Snow Queen Review, The Old Rep, Birmingham

[Ad-Review] Well hello December! The Christmas season has crept up on me once again. One of my favourite ways to get into the festive spirit is going to see a Christmas production and The Snow Queen at The Old Rep, Birmingham certainly delivered. Last year the annual offering was a colourful and fun performance of Pinocchio and I was very much looking forward to this year’s show. The production of The Snow Queen is an adaption of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy story, with plenty of modern twists along the way. Mini and I headed off to the show,…

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Review: The Lion Zen, Birmingham, First Haircut Experience

[Ad-Review] I love to mark Baby Mack’s special milestones as he grows up and his first haircut is no exception. He was recently invited to the newly opened The Lion Zen salon in Birmingham for this special experience. His hair had grown so long at the back and it was definitely time for his first trim. Getting him ready to go made me reflect on how quickly this last year has gone, it only seems like a few weeks ago that we were meeting him for the first time. The Lion Zen Salon, Birmingham The Lion Zen is a specialist…

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Birthday Party Prep with Zuru Bunch O Balloons

[Ad-Review] Mini recently turned 7, which coincided with the launch of Bunch o Balloons Party by Zuru. We were sent a party pack of goodies to help her celebrate, which was perfect timing for our family celebrations. Zuru have everything covered that you need for a fun filled party including balloons, party bag treats and a present for the birthday child. Bunch O Balloons Party Pump No party celebrations are complete without special decorations and balloons however they can be time consuming and fiddly to blow up. The Bunch O Balloons party pump can inflate and tie up to 40…

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Review: Horrible Histories Live On Stage, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

[Ad-Review] For the last six months, Mini’s has been obsessed with Horrible Histories. She loves to watch the TV programmes and has also been enjoying reading the book collection. She was therefore beyond excited to be invited to see Horrible Histories Live On Stage. Mini loves the mixture of humour, silliness and songs of the TV show. The historical tales are packed with plenty of gruesome and gory facts and Mini was hoping to see plenty of this in the theatre show. The show, at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, is based upon the book series written by Terry Deary and…

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