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CHILDREN'S THEATRE

Working at the intersection between visual arts, dance and contemporary performance – and living in Britain and Belgium – Reckless Sleepers has, for more...

Julia Donaldson is the JK Rowling for children under five. Everything she touches – usually in combination with illustrator Axel Scheffler – turns to...

In this new version of the ancient Greek myth, Icarus starts out as an average modern schoolboy. But sofa wars and sibling squabbles are...

The question of whether to tamper with Shakespeare's words in productions for young audiences is a big one. On the one hand it diminishes...

The tale of Elmer and his existential crisis has been entertaining very young children for 30 years, so he has packed his trunk and...

Jessie, the little girl protagonist of Can’t Wait for Christmas! has been given a tempting-looking present by her dad. The trouble is, she’s not...

An owl has a nighttime adventure – as owls are wont to do – in this charming sequel to Wow! Said The Owl, a...

Katie Mitchell adapted and directed this stage version of the Dr Seuss classic for the National Theatre in 2009. It works particularly well in...

No one does scene-setting for young audiences better than Oily Cart. Rather than just taking their seats, audience members at Hippity Hop are greeted...

Christmas shows are often a child’s first experience of theatre, so their value on that score can’t be underestimated. Alongside its family panto, the...

On stage and screen, Christmas tends to look a certain way: twinkling tree, glistening turkey, picture-perfect nuclear family. The new seasonal show from Contact...

There are a number of festive alternatives to panto for young children this year, and this homespun tale from SharkLegs is a fine example. A...
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