Reviewed by Emma Booth
When I got the chance to review Milkshake Live! showing at The Hawth theatre in Crawley I wasn’t sure whether to take my daughter who is nearly 8 and just growing out of programs such as Bob The Builder or to take my son who is nearly 1 and just starting to enjoy shows like Noddy and Fireman Sam (I wasn’t sure whether he was too young to enjoy the show). I decided to take a chance and hope my son would enjoy the show this was his first theatre trip and a great introduction to the joys of the theatre.
The show is called The Magic Story Book and travels into different fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk with the help of the fairy godmother and in each tale your joined by characters from Milkshake shows helping Milkshake Monkey on his quest to become a prince. The show is presented by two Milkshake presenters which change from show to show. The presenters are great, fully involving the children with different aspects of the show such as wiggling magic fingers and singing along, Characters in the show included Shimmer and Shine, Noddy, Whisper and Winnie and Wilber to name but a few, with the favourite one being Bob the Builder, who by far got the most cheers from the children. My son was truly transfixed as the characters came on and he enjoyed bopping along to the songs and waving to the characters as the came on and off stage. The show was just over 90 minutes with an interval, I would say this was perfect for children who love watching all the shows on Milkshake. It was slightly to long for my son, but he did managed to sit and watch the entire show.
The Hawth theatre is easy to find and has plenty of its own free parking and has a huge variety of shows to suit everyone. I would definitely recommend a trip here. There are also snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices with the usual favourite of interval ice creams.
We both enjoyed the show and had a great time. Milkshake Live! is currently touring the country so will more than likely be coming to a theatre near you soon.
Milkshake Live! is currently on tour around the UK, for more information and tour dates visit www.milkshake.tv/milkshakelive.
For other shows at The Hawth in Crawley visit hawth.co.uk or call the box office on 01293 553636.
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 6YZ | 01293 553636