Christmas and a trip to the Theatre go hand in hand. We always go, every year. To me, it is an important part of the Christmas magic. Mulled wine, Christmas markets, a Christmas show and hopefully snow...
Last Thursday evening we were thrown into the depths of the Ocean and went along for the ride with Sinbad the Sailor. Stepping into the Tobacco Factory Theatre, we knew we were in for a treat. A large Shark hung from the ceiling of the stairwell, and in the Theatre bar the walls and ceilings was draped with nets, and fishing buoys. Even the Christmas tree was covered in fishing floats, rather than baubles. The details were wonderful.
Sitting in the newly seated theatre, the set was transformed to a large ship, hammocks hung from the poles, with floats, buoys and nets everywhere. We were sooo excited.
The story involved a cast of 4 sailors, 2 musicians and Sinbad himself. The seven voyages of Sinbad were seemlessly threaded through, and we were soon swept along with the story of it all.
The boys loved the music, the singing and crazy dancing. I love the wedding scene and the lit up umbrellas. It was a tale of bravery, magic, sea monsters and love.
Pitched at 6 years + it was just right. Without patronising the children in any way, certain parts were a little spooky, but the boys LOVED every bit of it.
If you are looking for an alternative to the Panto, then The Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor is a must!
Thank you Tobacco Factory Theatre for a wonderful night. It was perfect.
We were gifted tickets to see the performance.