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…

Prince Of Fire

Forest Tribe Dance Theatre‘s Prince Of Fire sounded very interesting, so I ventured out to Tara Theatre to check it out. Aimed at young children over 5 years of age, I was interested in seeing what this dance performance had to offer. Prince of Fire is based on the story of Diwali, in which Ravana,…

A Heart At Sea

This small production of Half A String’s A Heart At Sea sounded quite interesting, advertised as “And Epic Musical Folktale Told On A Miniature Scale” I just had to go and check it out. This beautiful production is definitely a small scale play, not really adaptable to a larger space. The entire story takes place…

Better Together

Another half term entertainment, Aca Theatre’s Better Together clown show sounded too much fun to pass up! It was playing at the Canada Water Theatre, which is located inside the library. A beautiful space, especially if you’re waiting for the house to open, as you can just hang out in the reading corner in the…

Finding Peter

Finding Peter at the¬†Theatre N16¬†was listed as a childrens show in a small theatre, so I went to check it out. It is billed as a sequel to Peter Pan, written by Frankie Meredith. The small theatre room is sparseley decorated as a small attic bedroom and the children in the audience sit on cushions…

Fantastic Mr Fox

I had a chance to see Fantastic Mr Fox at the Lyric Theatre, and it was a beautiful evening! But let’s start at the beginning. Roald Dahl’s colourful tale of friendship lends itself perfectly for a raucous live show. While it’s quite dark at times, it’s a delightful story and a fantastic stage production.  The costumes and…

Hatch

The Polka Theatre was hosting a co-production with the Royal Opera to introduce young children to musical theatre. Recommended for children from 2-5 years, this musical journey is an absolute delight.  Introducing a variety of instruments and rhythms wrapped up in a beautiful story following an egg on its way to hatch, this sensory experience is wonderful…

The Hunting Of The Snark

The delightful children’s story The Hunting Of The Snark made a stop in London and I just had to go and see it! Based on the wonderful stories by Lewis Carroll, this play is absolutely delightful. Driven by a highly energetic four-piece cast, the play follows a group of adventurers on their hunt for the legendary Snark,…

The Wind In The Willows – The Musical

Oh, to walk down nostalgia lane! It’s always fun to remind us of our childhood passions, so here I was, sitting in a theatre, gearing up to see the new The Wind In The Willows musical! The Palladium is a nice theatre, you probably have the best views from the front rows of the circle,…

Beauty And The Beast

I recently got to see Jellyfish Theatre‘s production of Beauty and the Beast at Barons Court Theatre. The venue is a small theatre close to Barons Court station, just down a flight of stairs in a gorgeous neighbourhood pub. The staff there were incredibly friendly and they have big comfy sofas to sit on. Jellyfish Theatre put on…