There are somethings that we know to be true and one of them is that “There is no such thing as the Gruffalo!” or is there? Well kids, this is the time to be nice to your parents and drop subtle hints that they should be taking you to the Lyric Theatre where the deep dark wood has set up for the summer. If you don’t know the story then firstly where have you been since 1999 and secondly here’s a quick synopsis. One day a mouse (Ellie Bell) goes for a walk through the woods looking for a … [Read more...]
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A dedicated reviewer does whatever is asked of him or her to ensure that our readers are fully up to date on the shows to see, so Saturday morning, instead of have a well-deserved lie-in, my companion and I braved the Christmas shoppers to head into the West-End at 10:30 in the morning for a showing of The Gruffalo at The Vaudeville Theatre - and I have to say, it was well worth it. I’m going to be honest and say I was approaching this theatre trip with some trepidation. I, like almost … [Read more...]
Theatre isn’t just for adults and this time of year there are many opportunities to get the sprogs away from the television or games machines and into a real life theatre where real people make magic happen before their eyes. If you are worried about your offspring having to stay up late to see a show then fear not because the Charing Cross Theatre is putting on performances of The Tinderbox at 11:00 in the morning. Deep in the forest, a young soldier called Brian (Samuel J. Weir) is … [Read more...]
Everyone has heard the name Scheherazade, the unfortunate wife of a Persian king, Shahryar by name, who was aware of his duty to have a queen but so distrustful of women that he has them executed the morning after their wedding. Not necessarily the most appropriate story for children you might think but in the hands of Story Pocket Theatre and their production “Arabian Nights”, the tale of the wily and astute queen becomes a wonderful introduction to the magic of theatre. On a plain stage … [Read more...]
Safe to say this is one of the most well-known and much loved children's books set in Edwardian England. The 1970 film is iconic, often shown over the Christmas period and enjoyed by all age groups gaining new fans every time it is aired. I'm one of those people who have watched it over the years and could not imagine how it would be transferred to stage successfully. On arriving at the purpose-built 1000 seater King's Cross Theatre, you are greeted by period costumed ushers directing you … [Read more...]