Tag Archives: children

Book tickets to summer West End shows suitable for children

From family-friendly long-runners to new shows dedicated to young audiences. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Literary shows for World Book Day

Celebrate the 25th annual World Book Day with a theatre outing – and get some costume inspiration. Read my full London Theatre article here

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Greenwich Theatre

With its plucky youngsters, wicked villains and wolves prowling the frosty moors, Joan Aiken’s gothic novel is a natural for theatre: rich in atmosphere and with a breathless plot. Read my full Telegraph review here

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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet online

It’s a tough year for our festive favourite, with the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s (BRB) Nutcrackers all obstructed by the Government’s tier restrictions. But, 2020 style, it’s a pivot to digital for BRB, who live-streamed their production from Birmingham Rep … Continue reading

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Treasure Island, National Theatre at Home

Swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum”? All present and correct. But Bryony Lavery’s winning 2014 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson for the National, directed by Polly Findlay, also features key updates and wonderfully creative ideas, plus … Continue reading

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Rumpelstiltskin, Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage

The latest in Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage programme – an impressively assembled online offering to keep audiences entertained during the shutdown – is balletLORENT’s family-friendly dance-theatre production Rumpelstiltskin. It was streamed as a “matinee” on Friday afternoon, and is available to watch for free on Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Martin Fenton

The dancer discusses playing the title role in The Snowman, back at the Peacock Theatre this Christmas. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre

It’s been 15 years since Cameron Mackintosh’s stage musical version of P. L. Travers’ Mary Poppins made its West End debut. Now, the magical nanny returns to the Prince Edward Theatre, with Zizi Strallen (who also headlined the UK tour) succeeding her sister Scarlett in the … Continue reading

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What to See in London This Christmas

Theatre inspiration for the festive season – from panto and musicals to comedy, circus and family shows. Read my full TodayTix article here

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Lungs, Old Vic

With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it’s canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child – including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The … Continue reading

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