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Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record breaking tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph and the coat of many colours, this magical musical, the UK’s longest running, is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me.

Dates 03 May - 07 May 2016 Derngate Northampton
Tickets from: £15 plus transaction fee
Running Time: 120min



The latest reincarnation of Joseph in the form of former X Factor winner, Joe McElderry is a hit. What he lacks in the body department, he more than makes up for
vocally. His voice is the right mix of emotions and strength needed for this roll, and he does have a certain cheeky charm about him.

The production was fast paced
and lively and the whole cast looked like they were having a ball performing it. Notable performances from Lucy Kay (former runner up in BGT) as the Narrator,
Marcus Ayton as Issacher who performed a brilliant calypso number, and Tilly Ford who danced seductively as Mrs Potiphar, the star of the show for me though, had
to be Emilianos Stamatakis, his interpretation of Pharaoh was amazing and funny.

Although uncredited the sheep and the talking camel were definitely a highlight.
Overall the show was a fantastic mix with something for everyone and I would definitely recommend seeing it.

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Exclusive ‘Mister Maker’ Workshops at Sea Life Brighton

Mister Maker, the kids’ arts and crafts sensation, is to help thousands of youngsters create their own sea creatures at Sea Life Brighton this May.

The popular CBeebies presenter has put together a series of exclusive instruction videos to help children make marine animals ranging from a paper-plate stingray to a foil and tissue paper shark!

“They are all things that can be made with left over or waste household materials, so this is also helping youngsters take care of the environment,” said Max Leviston, General Manager of Sea Life Brighton.

The four videos, filmed exclusively for visitors to the UK’s Sea Life Centres will be featured at Sea Life Brighton from May 14 to June 12.

The Mister Maker shows have covered seven series so far and are among the highest rated shows on the CBeebies channel.

“Mister Maker is a naturally engaging character who just makes arts and crafts easy and fun for every child, whether they have a flair for art or not,” continued Max.

“The way he introduces each project will also help our younger visitors learn more about the particular sea creatures they will be making, which we hope will encourage many to go on and learn more.”

Along with the ray and shark, children will also get the chance to make a cake-case jellyfish a colourful tropical fish.

As well as the creative delights of the Mister Maker workshops, Sea Life Brighton offers plenty to entertain young visitors including digital dinosaurs in Jurassic Seas, a glass bottom boat, and the chance to get closer than ever before to some of the reef’s most loved creatures in the brand new Secrets of the Reef installation.

For more information on Sea Life Brighton and its Mister Maker workshops, please visit

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For guests seeking a dining experience with a twist, Alton Towers Resort is launching the UK’s first Rollercoaster Restaurant, brand new and opening in May 2016.

The new restaurant is set below a vast rollercoaster track where diners can watch as their order tackles two gravity defying loop-the-loops before dropping 8m/26ft – the equivalent of two double decker buses - down the tornado spiral to their table.

From a standing start, each dish will compete to its final destination, racing along 400m of spiralling steel track – the equivalent of a full size athletics track – and travelling faster than Mo Farah when he won Gold at the Olympics.*

To ensure that the menu is up to the challenge, each of the dishes will be put through its paces at the Resort’s extensive test centre to guarantee that each one can withstand the force.

Each dish will travel an average of 173 miles each week, the equivalent distance between Sheffield and London.

A first for the Resort, the new Rollercoaster Restaurant will also offer a premium evening menu, exclusively for guests staying at the on-site hotels and in the local area as part of a short break.  Offering a novel twist on family dining, the Rollercoaster Restaurant will be the ideal dining experience for those staying over.

Accessible via a walkway running from the hotels and Alton Towers’ new Enchanted Village into the heart of the Park, the restaurant is ideal for thrill-seeking guests who are looking to extend their Alton Towers experience with a short break once the rides have closed.

Speaking of the new attraction, Gill Riley at Alton Towers said: “The new Rollercoaster Restaurant will offer guests a unique dining experience that they can’t find anywhere else in the UK.

“The intricate network of loops and spiralling tracks is an incredible spectacle and we feel that the new restaurant is an attraction in itself. Each diner will enjoy a full 360 dining experience at one of the 13 tables and will get to select from the brand new menu of family favourites – including the Big Bowl of Lemon Meringue Mess!

“We’re looking forward to welcoming guests in 2016 and we believe that the new restaurant will be a top attraction for both theme park guests and those staying with us as part of a short break.

The Rollercoaster restaurant is set to open in May 2016 and will be available for pre bookings. For more information visit or call 0871 222 1100 to book.

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Maude & Fox launches the Fur Fly – perfect for winter nights

The Fur Fly - £320

Maude & Fox presents the glamorous Fur Fly hooded tweed jacket, perfect for the winter season.  With a luxurious faux fur trimmed hood, fleece lining and elegant shape the Fur Fly ticks all the boxes.

Perfect for long walks in the countryside or team with skinny jeans and boots for a night in the city the Fur Fly is practical and incredibly stylish.  Available in Henley tweed with a choice of blue or red linings the Fur Fly is sure to make others envious – the perfect choice of gift this Christmas.  As with all Maude & Fox items the Fur Fly is hand-cut and made exclusively by one of the Maude & Fox team in rural Dorset.

Sue Longmore, founder and head of creative comments:  “The Fur Fly is one of our most popular items, with women of all ages loving the elegant cut and longer edge on the back of the jacket.  Both stylish and practical we find our customers dress the Fur Fly up or down depending on where they are headed and it’s become a must-have for the winter season.  As a Christmas gift we know that the Fur Fly is the perfect choice for something special under the tree this year.”

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Maude & Fox sets itself apart from the crowd by being completely British in tweed, design and attitude.

Using British tweed all designs are hand-cut and made by the Maude & Fox team here in rural Dorset.  With customers all over the country returning to Maude & Fox for new designs and custom amendments the brand is taking the fashion world by storm.

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