Book now: Christmas shows for toddlers in London
Here are the best shows to book now for autumn and winter's Christmas season for your toddler, from Peppa Pig to panto.
As a parent, you will read hundreds of picture books. Out loud. So the ones that get it so, so right quickly become firm favourites. Kes Gray and Jim Field's best-selling Oi Frog! is one that ticks every box, so we can't wait to see the characters come to life on stage. And oh, the rhymes. Your toddler won't be able to get enough of them. Cats sit on mats, right? Or is it gnats?Read more ...
This family show takes kids on a journey into Peppa's family day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Road trip! Not only are the most famous pigs on the planet here for the ride, Miss Rabbit, Mr. Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and others all make an appearance as the family visits castles and caves, spots dragons and dinosaurs, eats ice creams and jumps in muddy puddles.Read more ...
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved tale, The Snail and the Whale, is crawling to the West End this November, with music, storytelling and plenty of adventure as we learn all about an adventurous snail's journey around the world on the tail of a humpback whale - and how the tiny snail rescues his big friend.Read more ...
"Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay were scarecrows. (They scared lots of crows every day.) Harry loved Betty, and Betty loved Harry, So Harry said, 'Betty, my beauty, let's marry! Let's have a wedding, the best wedding yet, A wedding that no one will ever forget.'" So begins Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's story of two scarecrows preparing for their wedding. It's when the couple sets off on a hunt of everything they'll need for the wedding that some drama ensues... in the form of rakish scarecrow Reginald Rake. Scamp Theatre's production - the same team behind the celebrated Stick Man - is directed by Eva Sampson and has all of the ingredients you need in a hit children's theatre show: singing, dancing, silliness, laughter and Julia Donaldson's fabulous rhymes.Read more ...
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is landing at the London Palladium for a five-week stint in December 2019, starring Paul O'Grady as the Evil Ringmaster, Matt Baker (Joey the Clown), Julian Clary (Ringmaster), Paul Zerdin (Silly Billy), Nigel Havers (Daddy Bear) and Gary Wilmot (Dame Betty Barnum). The premise? Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks' circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner, and they're singing and dancing their way to rescue their circus from ruin, with the help of three bears who join the gang. In addition to the usual panto fare, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will include specialty acts like illusionist Phil Hitchcock, Italian roller-skating duo,The Skating Medini, 'Rola Bola' Sascha Williams (you may recognise him from BGT) and Peter Pavlov, Europe's youngest stunt rider. The show is directed by Michael Harrison, with choreography from Karen Bruce.Read more ...
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