‘Set to delight’: MILSHAKE! LIVE: THE MAGIC STORYBOOK TOUR – Touring ★★★★★

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Touring – reviewed at Oakengates Theatre, Telford

If your child is a fan of the early morning television programme, Milkshake! which appears on Channel 5, or if they are fans of the popular characters whose shows are shown on the programme – they will love The Magic Story Book Tour. With two presenters who are familiar from the television programme and a whole host of famous faces from a variety of children’s telly favourites, this is a show set to delight.

We were in for a treat with the gorgeous Amy Thompson and Olivia Birchenough in charge and taking on the roles of many fairy tale characters as they guided Milkshake Monkey on his quest to be a Fairy Tale Prince.

What was notable about both presenters was their superb acting ability and Thompson, in particular, is extraordinarily exceptional at performing with a different accent. Her Geordie wolf was a particular favourite of mine.

With each fairy tale visited by Milkshake Monkey and the girls, came a different children’s television character. Fireman Sam, Noddy, Bob the Builder, Shimmer and Shine and loads more – whatever your child’s taste, I guarantee it will be catered for. It was also glorious to visit Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington, I’ve missed panto season and this was just the tonic.

Helen McWilliams
Helen McWilliams is a Midlands-based reviewer, but is happy travelling anywhere and everywhere to pursue her love of the theatre. Since 2013, she has been combining her passions for writing and theatre in her Entertainment Views site (formerly Break A Leg). She also enjoys interviewing actors, writers and other professionals from the business. Helen tweets at @entsviews.
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Helen McWilliams
Helen McWilliams is a Midlands-based reviewer, but is happy travelling anywhere and everywhere to pursue her love of the theatre. Since 2013, she has been combining her passions for writing and theatre in her Entertainment Views site (formerly Break A Leg). She also enjoys interviewing actors, writers and other professionals from the business. Helen tweets at @entsviews.