Milkshake! - My First Concert Live / Theatre Royal Brighton / Saturday, August 9
CHANNEL FIVE have made a bold move to wrest the kid's morning TV crown from CBeebies (cor), with a batch of well-chosen shows under the Milkshake! (cor) banner.
This was the 'franchise' on tour, with presenters Naomi Wilkinson and Jen Pringle fronting a show about putting on a show. That is, the girls enlisted the help of Milkshake! favourites to organise a concert.
This made a handy excuse for the lack of a decent set or costumes. Add to that the shortage of original songs and the chunky dancers and the show was entering Butlins territory. But Jen and Naomi's effervescent performances made you forgive any penny-pinching shortcomings.
Peppa (cor) Pig's brother George and Mr Bump got the children giggling, while other guests included Noddy, Rupert the Bear and Fifi Forget-Me-Not, whose cat-strangling version of Can't Get You Out Of My Head was truly painful.
That said, it was a fine effort with no 'green' theme (hurrah!), just a good old song and dance show, which the audience loved.