Reviewed by Kathryn Harrison
As many parents will know Milkshake is the name of channel 5’s morning programme for kids which contains a number of popular children’s shows. My 4 year old daughter loves watching Milkshake so it was with great excitement that I along with my 4 year old, my 6 month old daughter and my husband headed to Parr Hall Warrington to watch Milkshake! Live.
The show begins with the audience being introduced to the Milkshake presenters for that performance. Our presenters were the highly energetic and enthusiastic Amy and Jen, who were swiftly joined by Milkshake monkey himself. The show is set in the Milkshake magical library where, with a little help from the fairy godmother we were transported through the magical storybook.
The magical storybook contains many classic fairy tales that were all given the Milkshake treatment with lots of favourite Milkshake characters getting involved along the way. Fireman Sam turned up in London to give Dick Whittington a helping hand whilst Bob the builder made sure the three little pigs had a sturdy home to keep out the big bad wolf and The Little Princess headed off to the royal ball with Cinderella. The most popular characters by far who definitely got the loudest cheers were Shimmer and Shine the magical Genie’s who’s powers came to Aladdin’s aid.
Accompanying the stories were lots of upbeat, catchy songs with easy to follow dance moves. The audience were encouraged to get up on their feet and join in. With the enthusiasm of presenters Amy and Jen it was very easy to get caught up in the excitement and dance along! The whole theatre was a awash with happy smiling faces fully interacting with the characters on stage.
As the show finished my daughter asked when was it on next and could we come back to watch it again so obviously a big hit! If you have young children I would definitely recommend Milkshake! Live as a fun family friendly show everyone can enjoy. It’s a 5/5 from us!
Milkshake Live is currently on tour around the UK, for more information or to book tickets at a theatre near you visit milkshake.tv/milkshakelive.
For other shows at the Parr Hall in Warrington visit www.pyramidparrhall.com or call the box office on 01925 442884.
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, WA1 1BL