I headed to the Palace theatre, Manchester recently with my three children to see In The Night Garden Live. We were kindly gifted the tickets, my children are big fans and we have been excited to see this new show for quite a while!
In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family. Children’s favourite CBeebies stars – Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends – are all brought beautifully to life in a specially-written new story using full-size costumes and magical puppets with enchanting music and dancing.
This delightful classic, which premiered in 2010 before becoming a summer entertainment fixture, is a firm favourite with young pre-schoolers and their parents. Seen by over one million people, the critically acclaimed production has established itself as a must-see first theatre experience for young children.
The theatre was full of young children and their parents and grandparents. There was no need to worry about your children being quiet, the theatre was full of life! I found this made it easier to relax. I had come to the theatre on my own with my three children, I did worry about handling tantrums on my own for example but everyone was in the same boat and it was totally stress free.
The live show starts just like the TV show which was perfect for any young fan! You could hear the audience saying wow as the flowers filled the stage and soon our children’s favourite characters appeared. There was lots of excited children, as a parent it is lovely to watch their little faces light up!
In The Night Garden Live used a mixture of real-life characters in costumes and also smaller puppets which I thought worked brilliantly! The show was full of music and magic, my three especially enjoyed when the Pinky Ponk flew out into the audience!
My children had a fantastic time, even my 7 year old who I had worried it may be a little old for. They loved the magic and the colour that came from the stage. I think I spent more time watching my three year olds face than the show, they were absolutely mesmerised.
For more information about the brand new In The Night Garden Live Show see here. For more information about what’s on at the Palace or Opera House Manchester, see here.
We were kindly gifted these tickets in exchange for an honest review.