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Testimonials Past Productions

Here are some selected comments from some of our past productions and workshops:

 

Madam Owl's Mysterious Menagerie

Festival of Jim - 7th September 2013

"We were honoured that Little Pixie Productions wrote a play especially for our festival. Their creative stage set (made entirely from recycled materials) transformed our children's stage into something very beautiful and special. The performance was more of an event than a play - inventive, quirky, original and fun, and fitted our woodland setting perfectly. I've never seen children so spellbound!"

Festival of Jim 2013

 

Granny's Big Top Tale

From audience members for Highlights Rural Touring -

New Hartley Memorial Hall - 16th March 2013:

“A very enjoyable evening’s entertainment. The performers worked very hard.”

 

“ The performers were full of enthusiasm, very entertaining.”

 

“ A lovely show, very well presented. Thank you.”

 

“ Thank you for all your hard work. Well done.”

 

“ Brilliant, such energy, Fun! Really enjoyed it.”

 

“ Your performance was brilliant and inspired me to follow my dream of becoming a ballet dancer!”

 

Pegswood Community Hub – 17th March 2013:

“ Very entertaining good family fun. Well done!”

 

“ Great fun, super.”

 

“ Lots of energy and enthusiasm – well done.”

 

“ Fantastic! Loved it. Great! What a fun event! I’d go to the circus more often if it was like this.”

 

From audience members at the Ryedale Festival, July 2012:

"What a fantastic energetic performance! Colourful and fun. Well done"

 

"Brilliantly entertaining. What energy and creativity. Excellent"

 

From audience members at the Buxton Festival Fringe , July 2011:

"Hello all! Just to say that we came to the show yesterday and thought that it was absolutely fantastic. It was so professional and the energy level was amazing (how you managed to do all this twice in a day we can't imagine!) We just had so much fun! Thankyou!"

 

"Brilliant – many thanks. Buxton’s buzzing!"

 

"Absolutely brilliant- entertaining for the whole family- made me genuinely laugh out loud."

 

"LPP are Brilliant Again!"

 

"We had a fantastic time at the LPP’S show. Really enjoyed our time in Buxton."

 

"Excellent show, children really enjoyed it!"

 

"Granny Flo’s adventure was better than ever. Great time for the kids."

 

"Totally recommend GBTT"

 

" Brilliant!! LPP- Granny’s Big Top Tale."

 

" A wonderful show."

 

"A wonderful show – the younger audience members were a joy to watch. Entertaining performance."

 

Turned Out Nice Again! 

From Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring audiences, April 2012-

Ewerby Reading Rooms:

“ This was a lovely surprise. The girls were extremely versatile and entertaining. They put on a lovely show. The children were enthralled! Keep it up!”

 

“ Very inventive! Excellent show, well done!”

 

“ Brill show, still enjoyed it even though i’m over 60. Great talent, will keep an eye on future events.”

 

Binbrook Village Hall:

“It was very good - Ollie 6 and Roo 4”

 

“Really impressed, something a bit different!”

 

“Very funny and creative - Ryan 11”

 

“Really fun and enjoyable”

 

“A fabulous evening out. Would come again”

 

“Excellent definitely would come again. Children loved it hope to see you soon”

 

“Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Would come again”

 

Caistor Town Hall:

“ Never seen my 4yr old so quiet - Thank you”

 

“Jolly entertaining. Loved the dancing!”

 

“Very good production, very entertaining. Thank you”

 

“I really enjoyed it. Thank you”

 

“I really enjoyed the experience and hope you come again”

 

“Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you”

 

“I thought it was a great mix of music, comedy and acting. Really enjoyable”

 

“Absolutely brilliant! Entertaining and lots of fun...great to be so close to the show. My daughter is 4 and loved it!! Well done all 3 of you...a fab team. Keep up the good work! P.S. Grandma has become a friend!! She loved it!

 

From Village Ventures - Rural & Community Touring in Nottinghamshire audience, April 2012-

Walkeringham Village Hall:

“A very good production, well presented by very talented people”

 

“Very well done - thoroughly enjoyed it”

 

“Lovely fun for all the family - thank you!”

 

“ I love it by Evie age 6”

 

“It was lots of fun”

 

“We thought that it was amazing! (age 12, 10 and 5)

 

“What an excellent show! Many thanks”

 

From Centre Stage Rural Touring audiences, May 2012 -

 

Northwick Arms Hall:

“Thoroughly enjoyed it! Wonderful dancing and characterisation.”

 

“Wonderful on a miserable afternoon, very good.”

 

“What a treat!! Just the thing to make a happy cheerful feeling - from top to toe!!”

 

“Great for a small rural village to have such a creative professional show - fun for all the family.”

 

Countesthorpe Village Hall:

“A delightful family show. Lots of fun, thank you.”

 

“Wonderful - many thanks for a great show, it ‘turned out nice again!’”

 

“A lovely show - kept adults and children mesmerised. Well done!”

 

“Really enjoyed the show. From start to finish we were engaged! Great use of imagination to tell the story. Brilliant!”

 

“I really enjoyed the show and you kept my children entertained as well.”

 

“We really enjoyed the whole show! Love to see another one.”

 

“A lovely way to entertain the grandchildren for an hour on a Sunday afternoon. Well done.”

 

“I luved the show, it was fantastic! It was funny - Josslyn age 6.”

 

“Fantastic show, really enjoyed it.”

 

“Extremely well choreographed and performed - much enjoyed! Children were rapt. Glad they had such friendly opportunity to engage with props and performers after the show.”

 

From Comberbach Primary School, April 2012:

"Amazing! Couldn't fault it! When we told the children that you were coming back again, they were so excited! It's wonderful to see children and adults alike enjoying the performance. Looking forward to the next one about the circus! Fab!"

 

From  audience members at the Civic Hall Uppermill, April 2012:

"Very good show, fun and enjoyable"

 

"A brilliant show as always, very funny"

 

"Excellent. Much better than ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ which we saw at The Lowry yesterday"

 

"Enjoyed the show, well done"

 

"We had lots of fun!"

 

"How lovely to have a show that featured ‘Top Hat’ Happy Tapping....see you next year!"

 

"A great show for both adults and children. Well done!"

 

"Fantastic show, laughed loads. Hope to see you again soon"

 

"It was brilliant...from Tom (child)"

 

"It was good (child age 6)"

 

"Very entertaining, good acting and dancing, story line very good. Will come and see you again"

 

"A fantastic opportunity for “would be” actors/dancers, to see true improvisation at its best. A brilliant show"

 

From Griffe Field Primary School, Derby, March 2011:

"Excellent!! A brilliant performance, entertaining, exciting and educational. All the children were engaged and fully enjoyed the show. Thank you"

 

From audience members at the Buxton Festival Fringe 2010:

"I would like to say how much I enjoyed watching Turned Out Nice Again!

I am a 97 year old pensioner who remembers the 1930s very well. This production took me back to my youth and many a trip to the seaside.

I thought the props and set were very realistic to how I remember them when I was young, especially the thropences.

The 2 young actors were lively and energetic and performed all the characters exceptionally well.

I thought the show was very entertaining for all age groups and hope people take the opportunity to see it."

 

"Turned Out Nice Again! Was an excellent family show. It was both funny and entertaining. The two actors played 3 characters each, these were performed to an exceptionally high standard.

The set appeared to be very simple but as the show progressed it was transformed from Granny's living room to the seaside. The scene changes were very slick and enhanced by a very clever sound track.

This was a really innovative show with many highlights including funfair rides, donkey rides and deckchair ticket machines and attendants. This took me back to my childhood in the 1950s.

The show is aimed at children, families and adults from 3 - 103.

I throughly enjoyed this performance and would highly recommend it to anyone of any age.

Excellent, well done!"

 

"Brilliant show - inspirational and uplifting for children young and old (like me!)"

 

"Turned Out Nice Again, once more LPP excelled taking Adults and Children on a wonderful seaside adventure"

 

"It was a most enjoyable show"

 

What Became of the Red Shoes?

From Good Night Out Rural Touring audiences - May and June 2012 -

 

Steeple Aston Village Hall:

“Funny, hilarious, amazing acting. Good for the children and adults. Love to come again.”

 

“We loved the show!! Excellent. We really loved the snowman, the snow shoes, the great big elephant and as for those red shoes GREAT!!”

 

Bampton Village Hall:

“We thoroughly enjoyed the show, a very cleverly thought our show, good for all ages. A very talented versatile lady. I was gripped.”

 

"Absolutely brilliant, a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”

 

"Extremely entertaining, fantastic creativity. Had all of us fully absorbed! Brilliant!”

 

"You were superb, the whole family loved it and that is an achievement in itself!!”

 

"Excellent – thank you."

 

"We really enjoyed it – very many thanks – the children were fixated!"

 

"Good fun, perfect for the kids and adults alike. Loved the dancing. Thanks."

 

"We thought the show was very good and would like to see more children’s entertainment here in Bampton."

 

"Really enjoyable even for us OAPs."

 

"Fantastic – so much energy. Do come again!"

 

"Very enjoyable, brought back memories of my grannies attic."

 

"Unexpectedly brilliant, very clever concept – great show for the children – my two enjoyed it very much."

 

"Brilliant!"

 

"Excellent. Audience fully involved throughout."

 

Half Moon Children’s Theatre, London - Feb 2012:

“It was very good!!!”

 

“Fantastic! Thank you!”

 

“You can dance! (So can I!) Not as good”

 

“It was a very good story and a funny one. Thank you.”

 

“Very enjoyable. Thank you!”

 

“I love the show.”

 

“Wonderful. Thank you.”

 

“Fantastic show, looking forward to seeing their other productions.”

 

From Comberbach Primary School, June 2011:

What a fantastic performance! Just what we needed after 2 days of  OFSTED inspection! The children were fascinated by all aspects of the show; they couldn't take their eyes off the show. The adults loved it too! Would highly recommend it."

 

From audience members at the Lincoln Drill Hall, April 2011:

"Beautiful performance enjoyed by all. Very accomplished performance by one person. Very uplifting"

 

"Absolutely lovely production, very welcoming - you can see you enjoy doing it. Thank you..."

 

From audience members at the Civic Hall Uppermill , April 2011:

"It was very good, The Actress kept everyone enthralled young and old. Lots of interest and storytelling. Looking forward to the next one!"

 

"Lovely Show. Liked all the interactive bits especially"

 

"Lovely show- the children were captivated just the right length. It is really nice to have this kind of show in Uppermill"

 

"Our visit to the Civic Hall Uppermill was wonderful...

The Children were captivated with the story of ‘What Became of the Red Shoes?’ The Lady was marvellous who performed, her storytelling, singing and dancing skills were truly mesmerizing. The set & Lighting were great. Thank you also to the ladies and gentleman who were so kind to everybody"

 

"Excellent Show. My 4year old loved it"

 

 "What A fab show. Well done. Really, really enjoyed it. Thanks"

 

From audience members at the Derby Studio, March 2011:

"Fantastic! We brought our daughter to see the show and we all loved it. An ingenious concept and outstanding performance that kept us all enthralled and entertained. Thank you!"

 

"Hello Derby theatre just wanted let you know that on Saturday together with my family went to see 'What became of the red shoes'? In the studio. My children thoroughly enjoyed the show along with the energy that was put in by the performer. They also liked being able to ask questions and have a closer look at the props. If it wasn't for seeing The Merchant of Venice (which also was fantastic) we would wouldn't have known about it. After seeing the show we used you cafe also booked tickets for Agatha Christie's The Verdict.

Whilst seeing the red shoes production the sequel was mentioned which was being played in Nottingham will you be showing this in the studio also? Well done for a great bit of family ( two girls aged 7&8) entertainment"

 

"Thanks so much, as you can see from the quotes from children in my Y3/4 class, they all loved the show. I'd also like to thank you very much for saving the day by extending the session on the spur of the moment after we'd been misinformed about finishing times (you saved my sanity!)" (From Markeaton Primary School, Derby)

 

I really liked it, especially the feather duster as a parrot when she was a pirate"...."I thought it was great how one person could play all those characters"..."I liked all of it!"..."I thought the scenery was really clever, how it all came out of the box and how she made things like the elephant's trunk ..." (selected quotes from Y3/4 Markeaton Primary School, Derby)

 

From St Anne's Primary School, Fulshaw. World Book Day, March 2011:

"Very energetic, imaginative role playing story telling. Our chair of governors and wife really enjoyed it, and it occurs to me that it could be fun to invite parents / grandparents too. Thanks, the children really enjoyed it"

 

From audience members at the Buxton Festival Fringe 2009:

“The most imaginative children’s show ever. I was enthralled from start to finish. A show for children and adults alike”

 

“If more children (and their parents) were exposed more frequently to this level of entertainment, we would be living in a happier world!”

 

“Really nice to see a show that is so original and inventive. It kept the audience of adults and children completely captivated”

 

“This was an entertaining show for all ages. I wished I had my camera when children (and grannies) were exploring the props at the end!”

 

“Red shoes - something for everyone!”

 

“A truly fantastic show. Great entertainment and an amazing performance from just one actor. Very enjoyable, would have liked to see more”

 

Operatastic! The Accessible Guide to Opera

From Middlwich Music Society, March 2011:

"...The singers, Helena Leonard and Nicholas Hardy, were excellent, sensitively accompanied by Carl Penlington-Williams, and Nichola Jolley held the programme together with an informative commentary. The inclusion of a scene from Coronation Street sung in recitative style was hilarious...we were provided with a most entertaining evening." (From Roger Evans)

 

"We all enjoyed the concert very much indeed and I was so pleased that we had a positive response to 'live 'singing. People do not know what they are missing!!...Thank everyone for a super evening" (From Joy Naylor)

 

From audience members at the Buxton Festival Fringe 2009:

"Operatastic! - a true opera lovers feast. World class voices, a superb show, well written and wonderfully accompanied"

 

"Put Operatastic! on the main stage next year - Super!"

 

Carmen Opera Workshop

From St Francis' College, Letworth, March 2011:

"Please pass on our thanks for the wonderful workshop that Helena, Vicky and Carl ran for us at St Francis. It was greatly enjoyed by the girls and the feedback from the girls and staff (who were involved or watched the final performance) has been very good...very impressed and so pleased to have the chance for the girls to get a true taste of opera."