Monday, 22 September 2014



We are so excited to announce that this christmas we hold a brand new and exciting contract with Solent Forts! 
We have exclusivity to produce and perform all entertainment throughout November, December and NYE to entertain guests and give them a special night to remember as they step onto the newly refurbished and breathtaking No Man's Land Fort. 

This incredible venue will play host to hundreds of lucky and excited guests every Friday and Saturday during the winter months. They will be wined and dined with free flowing prosecco on arrival and a delicious 3 course meal. These events are the start of their brand new themed nights and Christmas will be based around 'Fort Du Soleil'

Not only do the guest get to experience the amazing views, beautifully renovated rooms, atriums and dining hall they will also spend the later hours of the evening in the gorgeous cabaret room with a late night DJ to keep the party going way into the early hours. The guests will get an exclusive chance to explore many areas of the fort including the open roof level which offers a desirable atmosphere alongside stunning views and activities.

This unique venue is the largest fort in the solent and is packed with amazing facilities which will certainly ensure the memories of your time on the fort will be unforgettable. 
The fort includes, a Helipad, state of the art Spa with Jacuzzi, open roof level looking out into the solent onto Portsmouth Harbour and the Isle Of Wight, a Lighthouse, Fire Pit and Barbeque Area on the roof, spacious beautifully decorated guest rooms, a glass roof atrium, cabaret room, dining hall, and plans for a Laser Quest Arena. 
With all of this on the fort the guests are in for an amazing fun filled night and we cannot wait to be a part of it. 

We are so excited to be part of these christmas nights and provide the entertainment to compliment their 'Cirque Du Soliel' evenings theme. We will be providing a whole variety of performers to fill the fort with breath taking, fantastic shows, performance and speciality skills. Our team will be taking to the stage to perform a medley of routines in a customised array of eye catching costumes, hair and make up which are sure to draw in the guest and set the scene for the evenings entertainment. From stilt walkers, singers, dancers, meet and greet girls and poi artists to fire shows, aerial hoop and silk acts, shadow dancers and after dinner dance shows the guest will be thoroughly entertained throughout all rooms and areas that they choose to venture into by our talented team of professionals. 

We are so excited to be taking on this new adventure and from the rehearsals we can assure you our speciality tricks and performances are going to be a treat for all that are attending. 
Share christmas with a group of friends or family and do something that little bit different and special. To book one of these tailored memorable evening visit the Solent Forts website at 
and book your table and tickets now.

If your event or venue requires bespoke entertainment then look no further as Manic Stage Productions really can provide you with anything you maybe looking for. Visit our website at or enquire at 

Monday, 1 September 2014

What A Sizzling Summer We Had!


After an amazing but very hectic and busy summer we thought we should stop and have a little look back at everything we got up to...

Although it now seems so long ago we started our busy summer at the beginning of August with the Southsea Show. 
Manic hosted and produced the Seaside Special show that took place in the big top tent. With a host of speciality acts, singers, dancers and performers it was a huge hit and the acts performed to a packed out tent full of happy spectators as they watched on and enjoyed the entertainment that was on offer. 

Before the glitz and glamour of the showgirls in the evening show we took to the stage that afternoon to entertain and bring some magic to the event with our Disney inspired children's show. With performances and songs from all your children's favourite sing-a-long films and soundtracks their faces lit up as princesses, animals and all sorts of characters appeared in the spot light to spread a magical feel throughout the big top. 

Lets not forget that also at the Southsea Show Manic hosted our very own 'Frozen' inspired tent which we named 'The Elsa and Anna Experience'. 

With ticketed workshops every hour on both the Saturday and Sunday crowds flocked to pack out our sold out event which gave the children an amazing opportunity to meet our look a like Elsa and Anna charatacters. Along with meeting the girls the children and their parents were able to take part in so many activities including singing and dancing with the characters, a sweetie pick and mix kingdom, Olaf arts and crafts and a very special green screen photobooth that transported you all the way to Arundel itself. 
We had so many happy customers and as they left with their gifts and wish balloons we couldn't have asked for a better turn out. 
The experience worked so well that we will be bringing it back around Christmas time so keep an eye out for more info about this on our website and facebook page. 

No summer or school holiday would be complete without our sort after dance days and workshops! Following on from the Southsea Show we entered into 2 weeks of Manic's Summer School. With more 'Frozen' and 'One Direction' days our excited children turned up each day at Portsmouth Guildhall excited and ready to go for a full day of fun, themed to their favourite stars, films, songs and characters. 

Brand new this year was the launch of our 3 day 'Kid's Got Talent' talent club.
We had a great response and the children that took part really proved how talented and clever they were. 
Over the three days the children learnt a variety of skills including singing, dancing and various drama skills. They then bought along their own talent to perform and we had a brilliant array that all featured in our big show on the final day. 
The talents included: Majorettes, Recorder, Tap Dancing, Duets, Girlband Singing, Modern Dance and Ballet Solo's and Cheerleading. 
Our final show took place on the actual Portsmouth Guildhall stage with a full audience of family and friends. Each child took to the stage with huge smiles, bags of confidence and a super star attitude! For some this was their very first time on stage. They put on an amazing show and we were so proud of what they had learnt and produced over just 3 days. We look forward to next years talent club and would love to know what talents your children may have?

Schools are starting back this week and even though it is the start of term we have already booked in our half term exciting activities. We will of course due to popular demand be hosting another Frozen day which will be Wednesday 29th October and as an exclusive this year we have a days workshop of 'Michael Jackson's Thriller Halloween Spectacular' which will take place on Halloween Friday 31st October.

 All workshops will be at Portsmouth Guildhall. Keep an eye on our facebook page for the release date to book your places. As always there are only 30 places per day available and last time we sold out within 45 minutes of going live. 

Any other enquiries for bespoke entertainment visit our website or contact us at

Wednesday, 23 July 2014



We have a new exciting project that we are launching. 
Our new children's dance parties will be able to offer an added extra of a 'POP VIDEO PARTY' option. 
This will involve a videographer coming to the party and shooting throughout from all different angles. All of the party games, cake, singing, dancing, and show performance will all be filmed and then you will have a dvd produced, edited and cut at the end which will be about 20 mins long and feature all aspects of the party. 

On Wednesday 20th August at Portsmouth Guildhall we are going to be filming a promotional video for this to launch the new optional extra and are looking for a group of children that would like to be involved. If your child is between 6-10yrs and has some dance experience and can wear a nice bright outfit and is happy to perform in front of the cameras then we would love to have them on board. 

Obviously the taking part in this would mean you agree to the consent for us to use your child in the filming and promotion of the video. Limited places available so get in touch!! 

If your children are interested then please let us know asap.
Thank You!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014



This time last week we're stepping off of dry land and working with a brand new client H.M.S Warrior in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. We had been booked to entertain with our bespoke performance pieces at their prestigious 'Summer Ball'

HMS Warrior really is such an amazing venue and of course we were so excited to be working onboard and given the task to fill the event with lots of amazing treats for the guests that were attending. 

Our girls were first staged at the entrance to the ship and on the jetty to welcome the glamorous guests aboard. With two showgirlz high up on or signature stilts they certainly set the scene for a night of glitz and glamour ahead of the 'Cabaret' themed evening. A lot of the guests wanted photos with our girls and with the stunning scenery and beautiful ship in the background who could blame them?

We also had two more stunning showgirlz in different feathered costumes on foot, assisting the captain when greeting the passengers onto the top deck. With feathers, sequins and smiles our girlz started the evening off in true show stopping style. 

As the night continued the guests had a wonderful three course dinner and were treated to a Rat Pack style singer to entertain them whilst they ate. Also on the ship was a photographer, our good friend and sensational singer Rachel as well as a casino for everyone to enjoy. 
Whilst the guests enjoyed their three courses it was our teams job to help with the evening's raffle. Picking winners, handing out prizes and posing for photos our girlz really can help with any little extras you have at your event. 

Lastly it was our turn to perform. With the length of the ship filled with tables of guests our girlz spread along the lower deck ready for their number. In an amongst all of the historic artefacts in this fabulous setting we performed to 'Diamond's Are A Girls Best Friend'. Our high kicks, splits, and dazzling choreography certainly got the attention of the passengers as they stopped eating their dessert to watch the girlz strut their stuff in style. 

We had a great evening on board such an amazing ship and with lots more themes and ideas in the pipeline we can't wait to hopefully be back very soon!

Big thank you to all the staff at HMS Warrior for making us feel so welcome :-)

If you are interested in having a team of professionals to host and entertain at you event then do not hesitate to contact us!                                                 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Hand Painted Beauties


Last Saturday the Portsmouth Guildhall hosted the annual industry event 'The News Hair & Beauty' awards.
This is most definitely the biggest date in the salon calendar and each year the biggest and brightest names and talents from the local area join forces to celebrate the high standard of work produced in their craft. 

Every year this event has grown in popularity and success and has certainly become more and more glamorous each time around. For the 2nd year running Manic Stage Productions had been invited and asked to provide the nights entertainment to wow the audience throughout the evening.

We provided our eye catching stilt walker at the main entrance to the Guildhall to welcome the guests for their exciting evening. As always she went down a treat. Our red showgirl costume was shining away and with our feathers out in force everyone was impressed with the sky high entertainment that added that little extra touch to the beginning of the event.  Along side was our topless waiter catching the ladies eye!  Both created the perfect photo opportunities and a bit of a cue began to form once they had caught the guests attention. 

The theme of the evening was 'Cirque Du Soleil' and with such an exciting and outrageous request we decided our costumes needed to be just as creative. Our dancers had skin tight full body silver catsuits to show off their amazing skills, which were beautifully painted and decorated by our body paint artist. With white, blue and silver paint our uniquely painted costumes complimented the night brilliantly and looked super stunning.
Being the hair and beauty awards we needed hair and make up that would stand out and impress, so we did just that. Our face painter continued her work from body painting up to our performers faces to add the finishing touches and with big outrageous hair our look was complete and we were ready to perform.

Next up our team of professionals took to the stage to showcase our brand new 'Cirque Du Soleil' performance. 
We tailored our routines to fit in with the evening and had lots to offer. With stunning choreography, creative dance routines and endless energy our team certainly impressed the crowds. Not only did we have dance, the team showed off their superb acrobatics and circus skills and flexibility followed by 2 pole performance spectacles featuring within the medley. 

The decision to add a little something different was a great one and the elegant and dramatic art of pole dance was a creative addition and something that a lot of people had not seen done in such a way before! It was a big hit and was performed beautifully and showcased strength, sophistication and beauty. 
The medley certainly showed off the amazing talents of our team and the audience loved it. 

As you can see we really can tailor to any sort of theme you may have and will create bespoke entertainment for your event no matter how big or small. 
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Wednesday, 9 July 2014



Manic have had such a busy week this week with Showgirlz, performers and brand ambassadors all over the South Coast. 
After showcasing our new red showgirl costumes at Tiger Tiger a couple of weeks ago they have been in high demand ever since. 

Firstly 2 of our girlz headed to Southampton to the beautiful Grand Harbour Hotel to meet and greet the excited year 11 students of Wildern School as they arrived in style to attend their school prom.
 From limos to fire engines, sports cars to ambulances and even a tractor towing a trailor full of year 11 boys the students really did arrive in a variety or eye catching ways and the many friends and families waiting for them to arrive watched on to see just what was pulling up next. 
With an amazing vegas themed prom our showgirls lined the red carpet to welcome the student alongside the 10 piece band playing vegas hits as the super glam crowd entered. 
The students were so excited and stunned by the interior of the event and our showgirlz really enhanced the theme and added some glamour and glitz to the overall look. 
With our feathers and sequines shining we were a popular photo opportunity for the students and we were so glad to be a part of their memorable evening posing next to the 'Welcome To Vegas' sign at the Grand Harbour entrance. 

We joined them on the dance floor as they all flocked in to take their seats at the vegas named tables and we left them to it to enjoy their wonderful evening and surprises that were in store for them that night as their prom continued. 

The following night our showgirlz were hosting at The Gregg School in Southampton to meet and greet guests at a charity function for Countess Mountbatten Charity. 
The guest were pleasantly suprised to see our girlz on arrival with headdresses, smiles and head to toe feathers! We were as always a big attraction to the guests and the perfect photo opportunity for all involved. 
We loved being a part of this event and it was again a huge success. 

Lastly we had a sky high showgirl up on her stilts at Portsmouth Guildhall for a high profile event hosted by The News
Welcoming guests into the building again with our gorgeous red showgirl costume it really did add that little something extra special to the already super glamorous night. The guests were thrilled and we sure did have people talking about our feathers all through the night!

Look out for our next blog that will tell you more about how the rest of the team wowed at this very special event!

If you would like to book our showgirlz or the team for any other themed event we would love to tailor some entertainment just for you. 
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Thursday, 26 June 2014



Last week to celebrate the world cup taking place, our showgirlz were hired as part of a brazilian carnival fever event at Tiger Tiger in Portsmouth.
Hosted by Rough Hill, this was the first time we had worked on behalf of one of their events and we truly loved the atmosphere and vibe of their 'Bootleg' night and loved performing as part of their World Cup Night! 

With one boy and two stunning girl dancers the team were placed at the entrance and danced throughout the night to entertain the crowds as they entered for their big night out. With lots of football fans inside the building our sparkling costumes, headdresses and feathers really filled the club with excitement, energy and a lot of fun!! 

Once the night was well and truly under way we moved from the entrance to spread the world cup fever throughout the 4 rooms at Tiger Tiger, we danced the night away visiting, the Club room, the RNB room, the Disco Floor and the Kanaloa hawaiian bar. 

Of course we attracted lots of attention and quite an audience as we performed to a live band of amazing steel drums. We certainly added carnival culture to the event. Even though England lost their important football match that night the traditional music and our carnival dancing and spirit helped boost the mood and we were loved by the crowds. 

Our showgirlz and guys really do add that extra bit of glitz and glamour to your event to ensure those special extra memories are not forgotten. 
If you think we could enhance your party, theme or corporate event then do not hesitate to contact us to tailor entertainment to suit your theme.