A Sing-A-Long version of massive kids’ film Frozen is coming to Spalding’s South Holland Centre, which will no doubt excite local children no end, writes KATE CHAPMAN.
I defy you to find a girl – doesn’t matter how old she is – who is not completely obsessed with Frozen at the moment.
There was a great atmosphere with everyone getting in the spirit by dressing up as their favourite charactersMum and journalist Kate Chapman
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year the Disney film based on the story of the Ice Queen has become a HUGE phenomenon; since its release in 2013 it’s been Oscar nominated, is ranked the highest grossing animated film of all time and, by many is simply regarded as the best Disney movie ever to be made.
My four-year-old daughter Nancy is among those of this opinion – she is obsessed with Elsa to the point she will only wear her hair in one plait just like her heroine.
A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to grab the last two tickets for a Sing-A-Long version of the film currently touring venues nationwide.
I was a bit sceptical at first as they cost more than twice the usual price of a cinema trip – but this is Disney, and Frozen no less. It wasn’t just a big-screen version with the lyrics dancing across the screen so we could join in as I’d expected. No, there were actors dressed as Anna, Elsa and Olaf who kept popping out to chat to the audience and act out parts of the story, while a live host got the crowd warmed up and helped ensure they were in fine singing voice.
In case there’s anyone left out there who’s still not seen the film yet, I won’t go into the storyline as I don’t want to spoil it. But there was a great atmosphere with everyone getting in the spirit by dressing up as their favourite characters, plus all those who attended received a little prop bag containing a few items to help them participate and make some noise during the show.
And make some noise we did – we cheered for our heroines, booed and hissed the baddies and quite literally sang our hearts out from start to finish.
So was it worth it? Well the show lasted over two-and-a-half hours (including a 20 minute interval) and judging by the gleeful look on my little lady’s face as the end credits rolled, I’d definitely say so.
* There are two screenings of Sing-A-Long-A Frozen at the South Holland Centre, Spalding – 1pm and 5pm on Tuesday, May 26. Tickets are £15, £10 for under 16s and £44 for a family of four, and are available by calling the box office on 01775 764777.