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 during the next break (Monday Oct 24 - Friday Oct 28 2016). From puppet shows to child-friendly London musicals, we've got the kids' entertainment sorted.
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Perky comedians Bec and Tom deliver an hour of good clean fun in this jokey kids' show, which scooped up rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. Bec is so desperate to escape doing the laundry that she tells stories, plays games and even makes paper puppets, while Tom does his best to reign in the silliness. Ages five-plus.Read more
Steve the penguin is determined to leave his chilly homeland to join his cousins in South Africa - but he can't fly, so getting there will be a struggle. Or will it? Proteus Theatre's song-filled kids show features spectacular aerial choregraphy and a heartwarming message. Ages three-plus.Read more
This stage production of Julia Donaldson’s massively successful picture book by Tall Stories has been around almost as long as the book – since 2001 – but its popularity shows no sign of waning. And nor should it: it's a soft, colourful and simple retelling that's full of songs and silliness.Read more
Goblin's puppetry piece is a heartfelt story aimed at older children. Dan Rebellato's play explores ideas of growing up by telling the tale of a girl who realises, one morning, that her feet won't touch the ground. As she soars across London, she realises her world is changing. Ages 7-plus.Read more
Phileas Fogg is a reluctant adventurer who circles the globe for a bet. Touring company New International Encounter bring together a cast from across Europe to present a quirky retelling of Jules Verne's famous novel, in a family musical that's got the world in its sights.Read more