Review - This is My Family, Royal and Derngate, Northampton.
We have all had nightmare camping trips as a family and these are all captured in this charming musical.
This is My Family sees Nicky, the youngest daughter with a dream holiday but she takes them on the last place they expect.
A lot of the time when you see a new musical, the creators will take a more dramatic, darker direction. This is My Family bucks this trend and is all the better for it.
It feels nice to be watching a musical which is cheerful and uplifting to watch with a contemporary twist.
The show also creates an excellent set and one that looks very impressive when first revealed.
But the show has an excellent cast with young Evelyn Hoskins playing the role of Nicky particularly impressive.
But away from the production and the music was an excellent story. Tim Firth, writer of Calendar Girls, provides another emotional piece full of pathos and joy and well worth checking out.
Review by Steve Mills
This is My Family is performed at Northampton until Saturday. For tickets call 01604 624811. It then comes to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.