If you have young children who like CBeebies, you’re likely to be familiar with Justin Fletcher. From Mr Tumble to starring in Justin’s House, he is a familiar and popular face in many households.
When I heard that he was bringing his show Justin’s Party to the Wales Millennium Centre, I decided it would be a good theatre show to try as a family. Both of our children enjoy Justin’s shows so although our five-year-old isn’t massively keen on the theatre, I took the plunge.
The atmosphere when we arrived was buzzing. The theatre was filled with excited children who couldn’t wait for the show to begin. Justin definitely has rock star status among the under 5s!
The show was a bundle of fun and didn’t disappoint. Bright costumes, great music and Justin’s trademark slapstick humour kept our children – and hoardes of others – enchanted. The show mixed familiar songs and a good level of audience participation to keep children entertained.
I liked little touches such as encouraging the audience to take pictures, usually a definite no no in theatreland.
There were lovely moments including a song performed using sign language. I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but fans of the different characters he performs won’t be disappointed.
Including the interval, the show ran to roughly two hours. Tickets for the raised stalls where we sat were £19.50 for adults and £16.50 for children and our daughter had a £2 lap seat as she is two.
Overall, it was an excellent family show that kept both our five-year-old and toddler entertained. It made you feel part of Justin’s Party and was a night out the children won’t forget for a long time.