Children’s Entertainment Phenomenon The Wiggles Return To The UK & Ireland For The Wiggles Big Show

Logo of the Australia's family entertainment group, The Wiggles

Australia’s most successful family entertainment group, The Wiggles, are coming to the UK and Ireland for the first time in 5 years and they’re coming to Manchester on Friday 4th August! Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are so excited to be touring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales this July and August. They will be bringing some familiar wiggly friends with them too, including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus! . . . → Read More: Children’s Entertainment Phenomenon The Wiggles Return To The UK & Ireland For The Wiggles Big Show

Circus Funtasia Return to Wythenshawe this Half Term!

Circus Funtasia in Wythenshawe Park, February 2017

Roll up, roll up! After the success of last year’s show, Circus Funtasia have returned to Wythenshawe Park by popular demand with a brand new show. But expect to see plenty of new faces entertaining the crowds, as well as some old favourites. . . . → Read More: Circus Funtasia Return to Wythenshawe this Half Term!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – 2017 Annual Buxton Opera House Pantomime

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | collage

What better place to watch a pantomime than the sparkling, fairytale setting of Buxton Opera House…
This year James Holmes is back by popular demand to play the role of the dame and Lucy Dixon will make her debut appearance as Snow White. . . . → Read More: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – 2017 Annual Buxton Opera House Pantomime

Shows and Pantomimes

Billy Elliot- The Musical

Palace Theatre 29 November – 28 January Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of one boy’s dream to realise his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/ ’85 miners’ strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to . . . → Read More: Shows and Pantomimes

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales is Back

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales | poster for Scamp Theatre's 2016 tour

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, the production brought to life by the award-winning Scamp Theatre (The Scarecrows’ Wedding, Stick Man) and loved so much by Manchester families is back to The Lowry on Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th May. . . . → Read More: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales is Back

Win Family Ticket for INKHEART, HOME’s Christmas Production

INKHEART - new production at HOME theatre

Mums&Dads are delighted to be able to offer our readers a chance to win a set of family tickets for INKHEART, HOME’s Christmas production. It’s a top prize, worth well over £50! . . . → Read More: Win Family Ticket for INKHEART, HOME’s Christmas Production

Abracadabra – it’s Aladdin!

Aladdin | Christmas 2016 Panto at Buxton Opera House

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a pantomime – so thank goodness for Aladdin at the Buxton Opera House! And to add some special sparkle to the festival season, we here at M&D are offering one fortunate family the chance to win family ticket (for up to 4 people) to see this sizzling showstopper. . . . → Read More: Abracadabra – it’s Aladdin!

Kafka’s Monkey at HOME in Manchester

Kathryn Hunter in Kafka's Monkey

Both acting and staging come together to bring alive a script that is quintessential Kafka, a grotesque satire of humanity, a probing of forced assimilation, and a questioning of the value of freedom, in a way that makes you laugh as you watch, but cry when you remember. . . . → Read More: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME in Manchester

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Joshua Jenkins as Christopher Boone | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Lowry

. . . What happened next was truly amazing. Where the book had led me to understand Christopher’s world, the National Theatre’s production led me to feel it. Scenery, props, and soundtrack were all drafted in to assist with the creation of a whole world on stage; the world inside the protagonist’s mind. . . . → Read More: Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Win a Family Ticket to a show from Re:Play Festival

The Tongue Twister - Home Manchester | HOME’s Re:play 2015 Festival

Courtesy of HOME Manchester, Mums & Dads magazine is delighted offer a set of family tickets for the 10am performance on Saturday 24 January of The Tongue Twister, part of HOME’s annual Re:play Festival. . . . → Read More: Win a Family Ticket to a show from Re:Play Festival