The Motorhome all loaded up we set off Saturday to the Park and Ride at Canterbury where we met all our friends in the Camping and Caravan Club as they arrived or already there to travel down to the City to see the Pantomime.UK’s most popular TV stars, Stephen Mulhern and Marlowe favourites, Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett.
The theatre is lovely as it is very new and we admired it as we sat and had a coffee.
When it was time to go in we really enjoyed the whole show. The 3 D show they put on was so great as things shot out at you.
A 3D scene – glasses are provided – works brilliantly and has young and old alike squealing with delight – once again reminding us that 3D continues to work as a visually stimulating treat in any environment when the experience of the audience and it’s ability to intrude in their space, is put as its very raison d’etre.
Stephen Mulhern (Billy) – returning to the theatre after a gap of a few years where previously he was in a supporting role – is now the lead man and it’s hard to do anything but warm to him. He’s charismatic and disarming and some of his illusions will have you mesmerised. Lisa Davina Phillip (Fairy Bow-Bells) is worthy of praise for her high-flying role too.
And, of course, it’s hard to fault Ben Roddy (Dolly the Cook) as the pantomime dame. He was, as ever, the undisputed star of the show and almost worth the price of admission alone. In truth, the whole cast did a good job.
No, in that there is something a little more forced about it this year, which makes it a less satisfying experience than before. It’s still a great show – and despite the gripe’s it never veers from being good value for money – but given the high bar they have set themselves, Dick Whittington just seems to fall a little short.
UK’s most popular TV stars, Stephen Mulhern and Marlowe favourites, Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett.
The show will also feature the incredible Vladimir Georgievsky (Britain’s Got Talent) and a host of West End stars including John Barr (Les Misérables), Lisa Davina Phillip (Matilda) and Ben Carruthers (Wicked).
Once again, the show will be written and directed by Paul Hendy and brought to you by Evolution, the same team behind last year’s Box Office smash hit, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.
When finished we got the P&R back to the park and walked Louis and fed him so we popped out with our friends for a meal in the Pub on site. That was just a laughing time as we all get on so well and I have really enjoyed meeting up again.
So it was back to bed and a great sleep as the site is so quiet all night.then you wake up to Press the Green button Have a nice day. he he !!!
Made me laugh this morning the man in the next M/H said “Hi Mavis how are you doing”. Bless him he knew me and I’m thinking “Whoo are you “” I hate that when that happens It has to be Motorhome Fun or Facts.
So we are home and my cold has got worse so just resting and will get an early night.