Earlier this year, I wrote about our plans to see The Snowman Tour! At the time we were so excited to have been invited, but December seemed such a long way off. Time absolutely flies though and with Christmas just around the corner, it was time to get our glad rags on and kick off the festive season in style with The Snowman Tour Live!
As our girls are still very young, I was a little apprehensive about the length of the show. I was unsure whether they would become restless part-way through, but I need not have worried! The atmosphere was really relaxed and there were so many different ages groups there, including children younger than ours. At around 1.5 hours including the interval, both girls didn’t get the chance think about anything other than the show. The interval was the ideal chance to grab the girls a drink and a snack too!
A Night to Remember!
The show started with a comical introduction to each musical instrument in the orchestra. This was a great way for the kids to learn the different sounds that each instrument makes and it gave us adults a little giggle too! It was incredible to see a live orchestra, everyone involved oozed so much talent!
This introduction was followed by The Bear and The Piano, illustrated by David Litchfield and with recorded narration by Joanna Lumley. This was the piece that I was looking forward to the most! This beautiful tale, told on a big screen captivated the audience and our girls were completely mesmerised throughout. We were lucky enough to have David Litchfield at our performance in person, he got a very well deserved round of applause for his exceptional work. The Bear and the Piano was such a fabulous performance, Hubs and I had grins from ear to ear as we watched our girls take in the magic of the night!
One of the highlights of the evening was a visit from The Snowman himself! He appeared mid-way through the performance and made his way through the crowd. All of the children were so excited to see him, and he definitely put a smile on the faces of our girls!
Last but by no means least was The Snowman animation, complimented beautifully by the orchestra and the amazing young singers. Our eldest was so taken with this performance, she followed the story from start to finish and was often on the edge of her seat with excitement. Our littlest got completely lost in the music too and was swaying her way through the animation!
We had such an incredible night as a family at The Snowman Live, the whole experience was just so wonderful. It was the perfect start to the festive season, with some great family memories made – we can’t wait for next year!
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*We were given tickets to see The Snowman in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.