100 Tails of Us….”As they make their way through the theatre, children’s imaginations are fired…there are no wiggling bottoms on seats with this promenade show, as the action and audience move on every ten minutes or so, keeping youngsters engaged. It is an extremely fun experience for small groups of children.” The Argus 4****
“Amongst The Stars is a charming interactive mystery tour around Theatre Royal Brighton.
Each scene takes place in beautifully decorated little ante-rooms, by an ornate mirror or in the welcomingly warm auditorium.
They spin the show along with professional slickness and indulge in individual needs. This is a brilliantly designed Christmas piece offering magic and pleasure, while demanding a certain beadiness from the audience.” The Argus 4 ****
“A perfect show to enjoy this Christmas. An enchanting journey for young children. All parents know trying to keep their little ones still and quiet during a show can be very challenging. So, if you are lucky enough to find one that allows your children to walk around and interact, you know half the battle is over. If you are then lucky enough to find a show that holds their imagination, you feel like you’ve won the lottery.
Amongst the Stars is one of these shows. It is superbly acted and cleverly designed to take your little ones on a journey around the theatre as they help Mrs Nye Chart search for her special necklace.
With music, Christmas carols, puppets and laughter it is a journey children will love. The warm apple juice, biscuits and take home presents all add to the enjoyment.
My children were enchanted and as we left I asked my two young companions what they would like to do next. The reply ‘can we go do it again.’ I think that says it all.” What’s On 4 Kids UK
Donatello Brighton saw the arrival of The Enchanted Cottage and bespoke window displays featuring Little Red Riding hood and her love of reading.
A Winters Trail, took place in December 2015. It featured in the Metro as one of the Top 10 things to do and here’s what a few of the press had to say…
“Enchanting promenade…thoughtfully devised. Family Arts Festival award-winner Herringbone Arts is a local company specialising in promenade pieces and puppetry. They’re a gift to Theatre Royal Brighton.” Bella Todd. The Stage 4 ****
“A beautifully crafted and brilliantly magical reminder of what’s important during the Christmas season” The Argus 4 ****
“The staircases and nooks and crannies of the Theatre Royal lend themselves perfectly to this perambulating production from Brighton-based Herringbone Arts, which involves a gentle story of lost magic interpreted by two child-friendly narrators, ingenious use of wall pictures and some delightful models and puppets.” Bill Avenell. The Reviews Hub 4.5 ****
“Hearing my daughter’s own shared moments filled me with tears and made the whole experience even more magical for us both. My daughter was completely enchanted, as was I.” What’s Good To Do 5 *****