Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dick Whittington- New Victoria Theatre Woking 2012

It's that time of year again!! Panto time and here we go with a superblog from Gemma and Lou Lou!!

Keep Your wigs on!!

A Team Mullers Christmas Party!! Lovely to see you all!!
     This year Stephen Mulhern is starring as Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. He makes a fantastic Idle Jack with lots of magic, comedy moments, ball juggling and audience interaction. The perfect ingredient for any panto. Ashleigh Butler plays Alice Fitzwarren who surprises us all with her singing as we didn't get to hear her sing in Britains got Talent, Pudsey brings the fun of dancing dog to the show, an extra bit to panto fun. The title role of Dick Whittington is played by West End star Michael Pickering, a bit smaller than expected, but plays the perfect role alongside his adorable pet cat Tommy, played by Kayleigh Wilson, who rids the town of Rats. Writer and Director Eric Potts who has once again written a fantastic panto production stars as our panto dame, Sarah the Cook, adding extra laughs for everyones enjoyment and teams up well with Stephen in a spectacular cooking scene which will have you falling off your seats. Captain Titchworth brings a good bit to the panto with his fun scenes and his mop act with Jack and the gang he also shows us his moves on the dance floor. And what panto is complete without the theme of Good Vs Evil and rhyming couplets which comes in the form of Fairy Bowbells (Kimberley Ensor) and King Rat (Dave Lynn). Also keep an eye out for the lovable Terry the turtle, such a cutie and he is the star of a 3D film which you will all enjoy and hear the kids squealing with delight as they try to grab the 3D images, and Terry has the best table manners of any turtle we've ever seen!!

    An amazing choice of songs are included in the show. Chart toppers and toe tapping panto classics which by the end had everyone up on their feet and singing along. In act 2 Stephen splits the audience into two teams to see which side can win the battle of the bands in singing some best loved panto songs the loudest. Its guaranteed you'll come away with these songs stuck in your head, and there isn't a bad singer amongst the cast. The costumes were beautiful and sparkly, stunning in every way as any panto should be.

    The New Victoria theatre is lovely, and very modern, located by the peacocks shopping centre in Woking. Not a bad seat in the house, with the Stalls on ground floor, a circle above the stalls and an upper circle too. This panto is a must see for any panto, Mullers or Ashleigh and Pudsey fan.

    Dick Whittington will be running up until January 6th 2013 and you can purchase your tickets HERE!!

    All at Team Mullers would like to Congratulate Stephen and all of the cast on such an Epic panto, and hope the rest of the run continues to be as amazing and as successful as it is!!

Lou Lou & Gemma x x

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Xtra Factor 01/12/12

So Saturday night was a good night for TV with the 'I'm a Celeb' Final, 'X Factor' and of course 'Xtra Factor' where Stephen Mulhern was on the celeb panel!!

Joining Stephen on the panel was Tom Daly (Olympic diver) and Alexandra Burke (X Factor winner).

When he was introduced the tag line said 'Stephen Mulhern - Likes playing with his magic wand' HA!!

Caroline and Olly asked who out of the contestants (James Arthur, Jahmene, Union J and Chris Maloney) disappointed?? Stephen said he was most disappointed by James who he isn't a fan of and said when people say that James should do a stripped back performance with just him and his guitar, doing what he does best, it reminds him of Matt Cardle . He said that everyone had upped their game that night, then went on to say that he used to love the Michael BublĂ© song 'Just haven't met you yet' until Chris sang it that night!!

When talking about Jahmene, Stephen said he feels that he has grown in confidence since he was last on the celeb panel and hopes Jahmene has a big career.

Then Stephen made the BIGGEST prediction, cue the dramatic music... That if Chris goes through, he will win the X Factor this year!! We shall see Mullers!! The reason he thinks that is because 'the grannies have the money' they'll be the ones that go out to buy Christophers album!! Bless their cotton socks!!

Sorry for the delay in the blog being posted!

Gemma x