Not sure what to do with the kids this half-term? Never fear, as we round up all the best children's theatre in London this October half-term, from puppet shows to kid-friendly musicals.
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Circus company Upswing stage this lovely-sounding show for children and families which tucks up audiences into beds around the stage. The piece uses 3D animation, music and circus to tell the tale of the little girl whose bedtime story is interrupted by her mum's work. The little girl and her imaginary friend Three embark upon a journey to bring her back. Ages 5-plus.Read more
A polar bear leads Tilly on a snowy adventure adapted from a book by Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman. Following a hugely successful interpretation of Briggs' Father Christmas, Pins and Needles take on this bear tale with a blend of music and puppetry aimed at kids aged 6 and under.Read more
Vibrant physical storytelling, puppetry and singing and stomping to Swahili rhythms combine in this animal-packed tale of a girl journeying to Kenya with a basket of fruit for her friend. A Little Angel Theatre production based on Eileen Browne's colourful 1995 picturebook. Ages 2-5.Read more
The National Theatre proves that it's never too soon to brush up your Shakespeare with this comic adaptation from Ben Power. He's teaming up with director Bijan Shibani, who also worked on his barnstorming kids' version of 'Romeo and Juliet', to bring this hilariously complicated farce to an audience aged 8-12.Read more