Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Beauty and the Beast Epstein Theatre Review

On Friday the 3rd April Me and the girls were invited to the the Epstein Theatre to watch Beauty and The Beast.  

The girls asked Nanna to come along, and with it being the bank holiday she was up for it.  We got the train to Liverpool we got to the train station a bit early 45 minutes early so we had a picnic on the platform while waiting for the train. 

We got to Liverpool and it was a 5-10 minute walk from the station to the Theatre.  The Theatre is behind some main shops in Liverpool on a side street, you walk up some flights of stairs and your in the waiting area to the Theatre.  The Theatre is only small but laid out beautifully. 

The spectacular pantomime version of the family classic is bought to the Epstein Theatre this Easter by LHK productions.
A vain and handsome Prince is tested by enchantress who seeks shelter. Disguised as an old woman, the enchantress begs for help only to be turned away by the selfish Royal. Seeing that Prince is rotten to the core, with no love in his heart, the enchantress curses him and the entire contents of his castle. The Prince is transformed into a fearsome Beast.  The only way to break the spell is for him learn to love another and earn love in return before the last petal from the magical rose falls. But who could ever learn to love such a fearsome Beast?
Starring 5ive pop sensation Ritchie Neville in his panto debut as Anton, Grease is the Word’s Alison Crawford returns to the Epstein as Belle and the hilarious Michael Chapman as Dame Dolly Doughnut.
They kept everyone entertained, and on our toes, " the village idiot called "Louey" and everytime he came on stage he would say "BONJOUR" and everyone had to reply "BONJOUR LOUEY" which the kids loved, he even threw some sweets out, which the girls shared with the kids in front.   He ran into the audience a few rows behind us with Anton behind him.  Alot of clapping, laughing a fair few innuendo that the girls didn't know about.  They even did the popular song "If I wasn't a panto star I would be..."  which got a fair few of the audience including ourselves slightly wet, which the girls were in stitches over.   My older 2 girls loved the Panto and looking forward to seeing the Christmas panto.  My youngest unfortunately cried her eyes out and Nanna had to miss the show. 
The Panto has now finished but the next big Production is THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA this is on Tuesday the 9th till Sunday 14th June you can buy tickets here  Me and the older 2 can't wait to go and see the production, it only runs for 55 minutes without an interval, you can hire booster seats for 50p which is great if there is adults or slightly bigger children in front of you. 

** we were given free tickets for my honest opinion**  


  1. Absolutely love Beauty and the Beast! I've seen the show once and it was so much fun and so colourful. Such a shame your youngest got upset, hopefully she will get into them more when she is a little older.

    Meimei xx

  2. I'd love to take my kids to see this, but I think they might get a little upset too. Perhaps when they are a bit older

  3. This looks like such a good performance! I would love to go along to this!

  4. Amazing! Can't believe Rich from 5 is in it?! Brill!! I'd definitely take someone up on the offer of a booster seat! ;-) xx

    Rock On Holly

  5. Great write up, and I look forward to reading the tiger who came to tea( if you should go), as I LOVE that book xx


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