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Critic's choice events in Wimbledon

Wimbledon Park Fireworks

The details of Wimbledon Park's annual display are yet to be announced for 2014, but last year saw two displays – one family friendly, one very loud – as well as a bonfire and a funfair. Find more fireworks displays in London

  1. Wimbledon Park Revelstoke Road, SW19 7HU
  2. Wed Nov 5
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Flat Stanley

That cute, classic kids book 'Flat Stanley', about a boy who is flattened by his pin board and can subsequently slip through letterboxes and under doors is adapted for the stage by excellent children's theatre writer Mike Kenny. Ages 5-10.

  1. Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB
  2. Sat Nov 1 - Sun Nov 2
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Wimbledon International Music Festival

  • Critics choice

Head down to SW19 for two weeks of top music-making. It opens with the Academy Choir and Baroque Players presenting Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ and continues with an impressive line-up of performers, such as violist Lawrence Power, the Borodin Quartet, The Sixteen and Philharmonia Orchestra.

  1. Various Wimbledon venues
  2. Sat Nov 8 - Sun Nov 23
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Cinderella

It's panto time in Wimbledon and this year promises to be as raucous as every other. Matthew Kelly returns as an ugly sister alongside Matthew Rixon, and we're promised song and dance numbers with real Shetland ponies no less. The two Matthews are old hands, having starred in  Wimbledon's production of 'Aladdin' last year. More cast to be announced. Find more pantomimes in London  

  1. New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway, SW19 1QG
  2. Fri Dec 5 - Wed Dec 31
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Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

A family-friendly Christmas show with songs, nursery rhymes and stories where kids get to meet Father Christmas himself after the show and maybe, if they've been very good, get a present. Ages 2-plus. Find more family Christmas shows in London  

  1. New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway, SW19 1QG
  2. Mon Dec 1 - Wed Dec 24
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