There’s something magical about looking forward to a special event, crossing off the days on your calendar and counting the sleeps. In our house this has been going on since Henry, 7, found out he was going to see Marvel Universe LIVE at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena.
Henry’s obsession with Hulk has recently been matched by a love of Grut from Guardians of the Galaxy and he has barely slept waiting for the day when he would see his heroes in the flesh.
I’m delighted to say the show didn’t disappoint – everyone was wide eyed, staring open mouthed as the amazing spectacle unfolded before us. Even the mums (and dads) like me who only discovered comic heroes through their kids couldn’t fail to be impressed.
The show was everything a child could want – motorbikes, fireworks, 3D effects, flips, kicks, aerial stunts and appearances by more than 20 larger than life heroes and villains.
This was family fun at its very best – action and comedy in equal measure.
The biggest cheer of the night was saved for Spiderman who flew across our heads to join The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb from falling into Loki’s hands.
Of course, after a lot of amazing battles (including unbelievable amazing scenes with fire and some nifty motorbike tricks), the heroes saved the universe and won the day and the cheers from the audience couldn’t have been louder.
This is one of the best family shows we have ever seen – it was seamless, with slick set changes, awe inspiring costumes and breath-taking action. The producers and designers had obviously let their imaginations run riot, refusing to be limited by the fact they were transporting a comic book world to a very cold, winery North-East of England!
Their vision was brought to life thanks to the amazing performers who really became their characters much to the delight of their young fans. Henry’s face was a picture when the giant Hulk came on stage (an entrance which was brilliantly teased throughout the show) – he simply couldn’t believe his hero had come to life. It’s these magical moments that Feld Entertainment do so well. To be honest everything about the show was so big and bright it was as if a comic had come to life infront of us.
This is a fantastic show for all the family – Marvel fans unite and get your tickets while you can! Tickets at https://www.marveluniverselive.com/en-gb/tickets
(I was gifted tickets for the show for review purposes)