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Review: Bedknobs and Broomsticks at the Wales Millennium Centre

It's time to start believing! A magical ride that will keep you engaged, have you wonder at the effects and illusions and make you chuckle the whole way through, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is definitely a show that will delight kids and adults alike. I've been going through a huge Disney phase over the past two weeks, enjoying musical films from both the Golden era and more recent years, so when I had an invitation to the on-stage production of this cult classic I leapt at the chance. So, a little bit of backstory. I must admit, the 1971 film isn't one I remember a great deal, of but I have vague memories of catching it on TV and seeing the cartoon fish and all of the animals playing football. In terms of cultural impact, it's definitely been overshadowed by Mary Poppins which was out a few years previously. Both blend live action with animation, feature a strong female lead who takes care of young children, and introduce us to an extroverted supporting male lead along th