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. 

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