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For all of August, a child aged 16 or under can go to any participating show for free where tickets are available as long as they’re with a a full paying adult. Adults can buy up to two extra children’s tickets then at half price and there are no added booking fees. Kids Week is a great way of encouraging families to get into the habit of going to the theatre. The fantastic promotion includes a wide variety of London musicals, plays, comedies and children’s shows to choose from. officiallondontheatre.com/kids-week
Artsdepot N12 www.artsdepot.
Little Angel Theatre N1 www.littleangeltheatre.com
Mon 8 Jul—King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table A haunting and evocative performance weaving together the many legends surrounding King Arthur, the noble ruler of Camelot. Ages 6+. Thu 15 Aug—Mr and Mrs Hake and the Magic Princess Fish Based on the Grimm Brothers’ The Fisherman and his Wife, Mini Operas have reinvented the beloved fairytale with the aims of introducing opera to the very young. Ages 3+.
To Sat 13 Jul—Suffrajitsu The story of one young girl and how she learns that being small doesn’t mean you can’t change the world. Suffrajitsu shows you that you too can change the world, no matter who you are. Ages 7–11 To Sun 4 Aug—The Slightly Annoying Elephant What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! This hilarious story by David Walliams is brought to life through puppetry. Ages 3–8. Fri 5 Jul to Sun 11 Aug—Little Angel by the Sea Sand play, puppet making and a whodunit mystery! Ages 3–8.
Leicester Square Theatre WC2H www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Mon 15 & Tue 16 Jul—Mad Hatter The Musical Discover the untold story of Franklin Magellan as he makes his way to Wonderland, becoming the famous “Mad Hatter.” Ages 6+. Sat 20 Jul to Sun 1 Sep—The Scarecrows’ Wedding Heart-warming and award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style. Ages 3+.
London Palladium W1
Thu 18 Jul to Sun 1 Sep—Dinosaur World Live Amazing interactive children’s theatre bringing dinosaurs to life on stage. Each performance is followed by a post-show meet and greet where audience members have the opportunity to meet the dinosaurs up close and in person. From £14. Ages 3+.
Lyric Theatre W1 Tallstories.org. uk
Chickenshed N14 www.
Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jul—Mr Stink Musical adaptation of David Walliam’s book, the tour will kick off with some special pre-performances at Chickenshed’s theatre in Southgate. Age 6+.
Regents Park Open Air Theatre NW1
Sat 27 Jul—Leaping Frog A puppet adventure for all Ages. Sat 3 Aug—Rox Paper and The Scissors A fun, fast-paced and sometimes silly show about democracy. Age 8+. Sat 17 Aug—The Lost Luggage Adventures With magical puppetry and unique pop up set! Ages 3+.
Garick Theatre WC2H
Wed 31 Jul to Mon 2 Sep—BRANIAC LIVE! The show that laughs in the face of science is coming to London’s WestEnd! . Expect exploding dustbins, supercharged spinning chairs and the ultimate Airzooka challenge! Ages 6+.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre HA9 www.dinosaurworldlive.com
To Sun 8 Sep—Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat With Jason Donavon as Pharaoh! All ages.
Wed 3 July to Sun 8 Sept—The Gruffalo Join mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Sorties’ magical, musical adaption of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. All Ages.
Cockpit Theatre NW8
Mr Stink, Chickenshed
08448 264 242 www. openairtheatre.com
Until 27 Jul—A Midsummer Night’s Dream A new production, presented by Dominic Hill. Ages 12+. 2 Aug to 21 Sept—Evita directed by Jamie Lloyd. Ages 12+.
The Unicorn Theatre SE1 www.unicorntheatre.com
To 4 Aug—Aesop’s Fables (aged 8–12) and Aesop’s Fables (aged 4–7) As far as we know, Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. We still have over 725 of his stories. The Unicorn have asked a few of their favourite writers to select one fable and to re-tell it for today’s audience, presenting two versions of the results: one for ages 4–7 and one for ages 8–12.
Underbelly Festival Southbank SE1
To Sun 1 Sep—Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups) Magic and silliness abound! Ages 5+. To 14 Jul—Shakesperience Join Shakespear’s “Men” as they fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night! Ages 5+. Tue 23 to Sun 28 Jul—Shark in the Park Featuring all three ‘Shark in the Park’ series! Ages 2–7. Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jul—Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Based on the children’s book series by David McKee. Ages 1+. Sat 3 to Sat 31 Aug—The Twirlywoos The Twirlywoos embark on a new adventure aboard their Big Red Boat! Ages 1+.
Vaudeville Theatre WC2R www.nimaxtheatres.com
Wed 24 Jul to Sun 8 Sep—The Worst Witch The story of an ordinary girl who finds herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Based on the book by Jill Murphy. Ages 7+.
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