Kids theatre: London's best shows
Our round up of best family theatre to book this autumn proves that there is, in fact, such a thing as 'fun for the whole family'
Based on the story by Bhisham Sahni, Child of the Divide sees a boy and his father separated as they travel from India to Pakistan. Marking 70 years since the Partition of India, this play promises to be an illuminating illustration of the political turmoil of the partition of India.
Ages: Recommended for children ages 7 – 14
The first ever action hero, Beowulf, will have his legendary exploits dramatised on the Unicorn Theatre stage this October. The epic Anglo-Saxon poem has been reinterpreted for a modern audience, but promises not to diverge too much from the original.
Ages: Recommended for children age 8-13
A cautionary environmental tale for our times, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax has been brought to the Old Vic stage by David Greig and songwriter Charlie Fink. This performance promises to be as heartwarming as it is heart wrenching.
Ages: Recommended for children age 6
Join a pair of siblings who, upon the arrival of a new baby, are forced to share a room. Based on real-life conversations with young children about their own sibling relationships, My Brother, My Sister and Me is a show for growing families everywhere.
Ages: Recommended for children ages 2 – 5
The touching story of a toy rabbit brought to life through the power of love will return to the Unicorn Theatre this November. Inspired by the classic picture book, families are invited to go behind the scenes join the titular rabbit for tea in a special workshop.
Ages: Recommended for children ages 4
What happens when Dad falls asleep first, and Baby gets his hands on the magic top hat? Part magic show, part circus act, and all fun, Sleepyhead tackles the struggles of bedtime. This charming show promises to make your bedtime struggles pale in comparison.
Ages: Recommended for children age 2 – 5
The National Theatre presents Pinocchio, the first-ever stage adaptation of the 1940 film. Join Jiminy Cricket, Geppetto, and, of course, Pinocchio himself in this production brought to the stage by powerhouses of West End talent: writer Dennis Kelly (Matilda) and director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
Ages: Recommended for children ages 8
One of the most relatable characters in children's literature, The Very Hungry Caterpillar tells the story of a ravenous bug, determined to eat everything in its path. The popular puppet show will return to the West End following a successful world tour.
Ages: Recommended for children ages 2-7
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