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CHILDREN'S THEATRE

It’s hard not to compare villainous characters in children’s theatre to Matilda’s Miss Trunchbull. The marvellously mean and deliciously disgusting Matron in The Midnight...

There is much to admire in Tangled Feet and the Half Moon Theatre’s co-production for three-to-eight year olds. Using the company’s trademark movement and visual...

In Le Gateau Chocolat’s raggedy makeshift world, ugly ducklings don’t turn into beautiful swans. Life isn’t that simple if you’re ‘different’. Instead Gateau tells...

Based on Dick King-Smith’s beloved children’s book, the story of bright, polite and ambitious piglet Babe, the Sheep-Pig, is given a creaky but undeniably...

When it comes to children’s shows, it’s hard to go wrong with one based on a book by Julia Donaldson. Only just out of press...

Happily-ever-afters are so ubiquitous in work for children that a story that embraces ambiguity is a refreshing experience. Based on the picture book by...

Ask anyone who has trained with Philippe Gaulier: clowning is seriously hard work. A reminder of just how hard comes in Keepy Uppy, a...

Today is Sophie’s 16th birthday, so her mother is baking a cake. As Danyah Miller (who co-wrote the show with John Miller) mixes together...

Comprised of the People Show alumni and based in Lewes, Slot Machine Theatre have a reputation for inventive and inclusive family theatre. Their shows...

Children's theatre company Catherine Wheels has never shied away from tackling big issues. In this immersive co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland the...

If you have a child, you’ll have read Dear Zoo – many, many times probably. First published in 1982, this simple story of a...

Belgian playwright Ignace Cornelissen’s adaptation of Othello for a young audience milks the overlooked humour in Shakespeare’s story but doesn’t dispense with its heavier...
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