“The routines were well-rehearsed, with excellent timing in the slapstick moments!”
We availed of an opportunity to bring the M&M Theatrical Productions to our junior school pupils aged 4 – 8 years. When they arrived at our school, the company of four actors had their set assembled and were ready for curtain up in 45 minutes.
The play performed, “Alice in Wonderland” was very lively, funny and colourful with lots of physical and verbal humour (some aimed at the pupils and some at teachers) and held the children’s attention throughout. Actors interacted with the children who obliged them by calling (screaming) for Alice every time “something interesting” happened. Sets and costumes were excellent and added to the fun. The whole play was brilliantly put together and executed. Alice even “grows” on stage which impressed everyone watching. Teachers and pupils alike loved this production which was very suitable for our young pupils. We hope to have the company return to our school in the future. I unhesitatingly recommend this production to any primary school”.
Máire Ní Chróinín
St. Patrick’s JNS, Co. Dublin.
“It was wonderful! Very professional and engaging. Thank you so much to the cast. They were amazing and the children were engaged throughout the entire performance. Magical! Thank you again”.
Diane Makariou, Deputy Headteacher
Beaucroft School, Wimborne
“Your staff were wonderful, the set and production were outstanding and the children were blown away. I have since had many messages of positive feedback from children and their parents who genuinely felt that your production was much better than travelling into Manchester for a ‘show’ because it was far more intimate and interactive. Our staff loved it too – even the ones who were ‘volunteered’ to come on stage! We look forward to welcoming you back next year”
Nick Finch, School Improvement Leader
Hindsford Primary School, Atherton
“Another wonderful performance, the children were hooked from the very first minute. The Y6 really enjoyed the workshop, especially finding out all the cast’s secrets! Many thanks for another excellent performance. All the classes in school will now do a week’s literacy based on your play. What better way to get children engaged in writing. Many thanks.”
Rob Smith, Headteacher
Summer Lane Primary, Barnsley
“Prior’s Court School have been having regular visits from M&M for the past three years and have always been highly impressed with the professionalism and flexibility of the actors who come. As a special residential school for severely autistic young people, many with challenging behaviors which prevent them from being able to access some theatre performances in the community safely, the performances from M&M are invaluable to providing them with enjoyable and exciting arts experiences. The young people really look forward to these visits, and love to interact with the performers, who are always so accommodating and improvise to include the young people who want to be involved. We would highly recommend booking M and M Theatrical Productions to all schools!”
Louise Cole, Senior Teacher
Prior’s Court School, Thatcham, Berkshire
“The performance was fantastic and the children were thoroughly immersed in the magic of theatre. The show was a perfect length to keep the children captivated and songs, jokes and set were completely relevant and enjoyed by both staff and kids! The cast were absolutely fantastic – their energy and enthusiasm was endless and they were a pleasure to watch! Thank you so much for an amazing afternoon. You guys brought some much needed sparkle into our school! It was an absolute joy to see the kids having so much fun and letting themselves become totally immersed in your production!”
Kirsty Hunter, Teacher
Cleaswell Hill School, Guide Post
“We have been booking M & M Productions for many years now. It is always a performance everyone looks forward to – pupils and teachers alike! I think what appeals most to the children (and adults) is the use of up to date pop songs, which everyone loves to sing along to. This makes for an electric atmosphere as big and small are singing along. The sets are always amazing, this year with added technology. Colourful, bright and adds so much to the show. As for the characters…lively, fun and engaging. Everyone loves how they interact with the audience and pull up the staff to dance.
An all-round brilliant panto that we book year after year”.
Louise Lacaze, Acting Depute Head
St Joseph’s RC Primary, Aberdeen
“It was awesome! The children were completely engaged, start to finish. The cast were bouncy, energetic, enthusiastic, approachable, professional, thoughtful and completely keyed in to working with primary aged children. Thanks for a professional, smoothly operated, fun and engaging show! You really did put a smile on a lot of faces and have broadened their arts experiences”.
Kelly Lewis, Assistant Headteacher
Lickhill Primary School, Stourport-on-Severn
“I have been in education for over 20 years and this is the best on-site performance that I have seen! The cast were friendly, engaging, enthusiastic, well-rehearsed and talented”.
Andrew Green, Head Teacher
Leonard Stanley C of E Primary School, Gloucester
“It was fantastic! Both the children and staff were fully engrossed: laughing, clapping, booing, cheering and singing along. Absolutely fantastic.”
Laura Mullen, Phase leader
Victoria Park Primary School, Bristol
“Brilliant, fabulous, excellent, super-duper, genius, beautiful and extraordinary. Ten out of 10, awesome. We would have liked it to last even longer. Please do it twice next time! Thank you for coming to our school and making us laugh so much”.
Holland Haven Primary School, Clacton
“We were very lucky to have an amazing performance of Oliver Twist at our school this morning – so brilliant that it enabled me to teach the children the meaning of ‘standing ovation’. Everything about the performance was outstanding – from the technical scene changes, to the exceptional singing; from the careful characterization to the sensitive way in which big life experiences were touched upon – every detail was perfect! We have been booking performances from M&M Theatrical Productions for several years now, but this was undoubtedly the very best we have ever seen. Congratulations to the cast – you were a real credit to your company….”
Ms Philips, Headteacher
Wyton on the Hill Primary School, Cambridgeshire
We have been working with M & M productions for the past 4 years. Each year they bring two amazing shows to school; transforming our school hall in to theatre of sound, colour, light and fun!
The children are amazed by the staging and the way the actors bring stories to life. The actors are outstanding professionals and always ensure they understand the audience they’re working with, ensuring children with learning needs or the younger children are at ease throughout the performance. I wholeheartedly recommend M & M productions for your school production. The after show workshops are amazing too, giving children a behind the scenes tour of how the show is staged, choreographed and put together.
Lynn Williams, Head teacher
St. Peter’s C.E. Primary, Farnworth
“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at M and M productions for the fantastic performances we have watched at our school. The children and staff have enjoyed all of the productions, clapping and singing along to the music which is always up to date and songs the children know. Not only are the performances excellent but all the actors and admin staff are really helpful and ensure the experience is a positive one from the moment the booking is made until the show ends and everything is packed away. We are already looking forward to our next performance!”
Mrs Gloria Smith, Deputy Headteacher
Stechford Primary School, Birmingham
“Excellent. Couldn’t have been better .We are still talking about your amazingly brilliant performance. You brought such joy and magic to the school, bless you all. “
Gill Wilson, Headteacher
Lady Lane Park School, Bingley
“Everything ran perfectly to time. The setting up and clearing down were amazingly efficient! It was a great show. Everyone loved it – from Reception through to year 6. All the staff commented on how much they enjoyed it too. The cast members were friendly and professional. Thank you so much for a fabulous morning – we look forward to seeing you next year!!”
Gill Halliford, Deputy Headteacher
North Fawdon Primary School, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“Thank you for a fantastic afternoon. The children in the class were engrossed and wanted to read the story because of the show”
Connor McGarry, Teacher
St Albans Catholic Primary School, Wallasey
“I just wanted to let you know how very impressed we were yesterday with the production of Oliver Twist. The children and staff really enjoyed the performance and were talking about it for the rest of the day. The professionalism and talent of the actors shone through and we’d like to thank them for making such a wonderful occasion for our pupils. We loved it so much, we’ve booked a pantomime and another performance for July next year. A fantastic show put on by a great team – thank you.”
Jacquie Stevenson, Acting Headteacher,
Rush Common School, Abingdon
“This was probably the best show to have visited the school in recent times. Nearly all students were engaged across age groups, and in my class, one student is still signing language to us on a daily basis about the show. The content was nicely balanced to appeal to a broad range of student abilities. It was crammed with creativity, humour and great props and was performed with panache and skill. Keep up the fine work! Many thanks”
Simon Kemp, HLTA,
St Bernard’s School, Louth
“Just wanted to pass on my thanks and praise following your visit to Fountaindale School in Nottinghamshire last week. The production was absolutely top notch. A fantastic show with so much quality, energy, pace and craft. We loved it. I spoke to the company manager after the show to pass on my praise. I studied at Drama Studio London myself and have an MA in drama and theatre education, working as a drama specialist for 20 years now. So I’ve done a lot and seen a lot … and your production easily sits amongst the best.:)”
Simon Baines-Norton, Special needs teacher
Fountaindale School, Mansfield
“The performance was brilliant. One of the best we have had over the last few years. They were entertaining, engaging and the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed watching the show. The cast were well mannered, friendly and polite. They played their parts well and were key in making the performance as magical as it was. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon. All members of the school thoroughly enjoyed it and some children were still talking about it when they left to go home. Fabulous!”
Kirsty Fox-Smith, Class 4 Teacher
Duffryn Junior School, Newport
“The picture of enjoyment and awe on the children’s faces nearly reduced several staff to tears!”
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