The Gruffalo

On Friday, I got to see The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre with the two young children I nanny. It’s the latest production of Tall Stories, a registered charity organisation that puts on beautiful shows for children of all ages. The Gruffalo is recommended for ages 3+ and if you like the book, you will…

The Tales Of Peter Rabbit And Jemima Puddle Duck

For the May half-term, Wilton’s Musical Hall put on a junior classical production of The Tales Of Peter Rabbit & Jemima Puddle-Duck, so I took along my two little charges to see the show. Touted as a classical concert for young children, this production really went out of its way to make this a great…

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

In my job as a nanny, I get to see children’s theatre shows quite a bit. This time we went down to the Little Angel theatre to see their production of The Slightly Annoying Elephant, a fun little show based on the same book by David Williams. The Little Angel Theatre puts on all kinds…

The Flying Bath

I love to take my charges to the theatre, so am always on the look out for their age group. The Flying Bath was listed at 2-5yrs and thus seemee perfect! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, it’s a very simple and cute story, adapted to a fun bath time adventure…

Sleeping Beauty In The Wood

We won tickets to the Little Angel theatre, and decided to go see Sleeping Beauty In The Wood, another charming puppetry production by this lovely theatre. With wooden puppets, small wooden diorama-machines, lots of delightful changes and sweet songs, this show definitely captured the children’s attention. A beautiful re-telling of the story of Briar Rose,…

Sounds And Sorcery

I had the absolute privilege to try out Sounds And Sorcery, an immersive Disney’s Fantasia experience at the Vaults, last night, thanks to Love Pop Ups London. Described as an immersive sound and visual extravaganza, it more than lives up to the expectations created by their promotional material. Upon entering, we were given headphones and…

Not Now, Bernard

As a nanny, I love taking my charges to children’s theatre. Having loved the book, we went to check out the Unicorn Theatre’s production of Not Now, Bernard. The Unicorn Theatre hosts quite a lot of children’s theatres and is well set up to cope with little visitors. They have a large cafe to hang…

Peter Pan

The Regents Park Theatre’s production of Peter Pan is back and has had so many great reviews, I just had to check it out for myself. This version of Peter Pan is set in a wounded soldier camp in World War I, starting out with injured soldiers being cared for and escaping into the imaginary…

Aliens Love Underpants

I got to go to a daytime performance of Aliens Love Underpants at the Underbelly Festival for work, which is always fun. I really like this silly children’s book, so I was very curious to see how they translated this to a stage show. I was accompanied by a 4yr old, so this was the…

Coraline

When I first heard about the new production of Coraline by the Royal Opera House, I was in two minds about it. On the one hand, I absolutely love Coraline. On the other, I really don’t like opera. Eventually, a friend and I convinced each other to go check it out together. This opera was…

Aladdin

I’ve been wanting to see Aladdin for a while now, so when Today Tix offered their spring sale, I just had to grab tickets to this show. What a magical experience this is! So many colours and lights, it’s really quite something. However, being based on Disney’s version of this fantastic tale, I was a…

The Jungle Book

I was lucky enough to be given tickets for The Jungle Book at Richmond Theatre during their UK tour of a new and unique musical. I thought the flyer and website made it look quite exciting, so I headed out to see it for myself. The first thing that struck me on the colourful, yet…