The Snowman tour – Blackburn Cathedral

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I am kindly invited to see The Snowman Tour at Blackburn Cathedral. This is an orchestral performance of a much loved Christmas show of mine. I remember watching it for the first time when I was little and it was magical on screen, it is going to be even better at Blackburn Cathedral with a live orchestra playing.

We are going to see the performance at Blackburn Cathedral as this is the nearest place to us. But as this is a tour, maybe they are going to be in your area? The tour will start on the 3rd December and finish on the 29th December. For more details and how to buy tickets visit Carrot Productions Website.

There will be other entertainment on the day too, like another animation showing. Looking forward to seeing this! The animation that we will be seeing is The Bear and the Piano. This animation is based on a book. A book that I have never heard of and intend to purchase as it looks lovely! To buy this book yourself, click here.

There will be a soloist singing Walking in the Air. I think I will be in tears at this point. This song brings back so many memories of Christmas at my parents house. I miss those days. Christmas is still very good now, especially with both children but there is something special about Christmas Day while growing up.

I am really looking forward to seeing this performance of The Snowman. I haven’t told Miss A yet, she will be very excited!

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The Three Musketeers review

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The Three Musketeers is an outdoor performance in the very beautiful Williamson Park in Lancaster. It is a comedy performance and there are several scenes in a few different parts of the park.

I am so so pleased that we got invited as the performance was absolutely fantastic! I loved every minute of it. I didn’t want it to end, even with it finishing at 10pm! I have been to a few outdoor shows in the past but The Three Musketeers performance was the best!

There was enough space to get a good view of the performance, most people were sitting on the ground. There were people with folding seats but they got put together so everyone could see. You need to walk a little way between scenes but each scene is accessible by a path.

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Master A laughed the loudest..quite a few people laughed at him laughing, which was sweet but a little embarrassing. He was so good, especially since he had been to preschool that day and would of been ready for bed at that time. I was a little bit concerned about how he would cope with sitting down for so long. With him having his developmental delays, he can be a bit unpredictable but he was such a good boy and really enjoyed it!

Miss A loved it so so much! In fact she hasn’t stopped talking about it, especially about Athos who is played by Milton Lopes. She was lucky enough to be given his hat to hold while he got ready. This made her day!

We all want to go back to see it. We will be seeing next year’s, that’s for sure!

To find out more about the show, visit The Dukes website

I know this is a completely positive review with no negativity but there isn’t anything negative to say about it, we all had a fantastic time and can’t wait for next year!

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I am excited to say that me and the family will be attending a fantastic looking performance called The Three Musketeers. I will be reviewing this performance very soon.

From the website:

Country bumpkin D’Artagnan comes to the big city with a big dream: to become a Musketeer. But when he accidentally becomes embroiled in the sinister schemes of Cardinal Richelieu, it doesn’t seem likely he’ll survive long enough. Especially as this would-be Musketeer is hiding a huge secret: “he” is really a “she”…

Take a swashbuckling adventure through Lancaster’s beautiful Williamson Park this summer, as D’Artagnan teams up with the legendary Three Musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in a death-defying quest to save the life of a loving Queen.

Inventive stagecraft, witty dialogue and energetic swordplay will bring Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel to life in a brand new adaptation with a thoroughly modern twist.

Thrill as D’Artagnan takes on three duels at once! Gasp as Milady weaves her evil intrigues! Cheer as the Musketeers save the day at the last possible moment (we hope!)

We are all rather excited!