Milkshake! Live, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Sunday
Children's television was given the live action treatment at this family-friendly production.
Five pre-school favourite Milkshake! arrived on stage at The Apex, with presenters Derek Morgan and Olivia Birchenough leading an adventure through a magic story book of pantomimes.
Backed by an energetic crew of dancers, the fun started to excited cheers from the audience. Our two-year-old was on her feet from start to finish, waving her hands in the air and copying the actions on stage as we met Bob the Builder, Noddy, Little Princess, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine and the Milkshake! Monkey.
The popular television characters were involved in alternative takes on fairy tales including Aladdin, Puss in Boots, Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk – complete with impressive inflatable beanstalk.
Unfortunately the first half was marred by poor sound quality, unlike the excellent acoustics normally showcased by the venue. The Milkshake! Monkey in particular was incomprehensible as a result. Happily, the issue was resolved for the second half.
Finally, the Apex could do with more booster seats as there were not enough. However, our daughter still had a fantastic time which is all that matters, also enjoying the optional meet-and-greet with characters after the show.