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CHILDREN'S THEATRE

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...

For the uninitiated, Operation Ouch! is a CBBC show that offers a – literally – warts-and-all look at the human body. There’s blood, gore...

Imagine a world drained of colour – grey cereal, grey clothes, grey skies. That’s the austere world Chloe lives in, presided over by a...

Nearly There Yet’s sweet and playful show for primary school-aged children subtly turns the familiar tale of Pinocchio into a modern-day fable about parenting,...

Huddle may be set on an icy tundra but it’s impossible not to warm to this tale of a father penguin and his fearless young chick. Joseph...

Kenneth Grahame’s beloved literary classic began life as a series of bedtime stories the author told to his young son. Though the book’s episodic...
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