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,…

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…

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…

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…