Shows for kids
A ghost dreams of seeing daylight for one last time in 'The Adventures of the Little Ghost', a family dance show based on the book by Ottfried Preussler. Sophie Nüzel's inventive approach mixes contemporary dance, freerunning, and a 30 cast of local dancers aged anything from nine to 80. Ages four-plus
This is one children's show where the adults are guaranteed to laugh as hard as the kids (and probably more). Little Angel's latest production tells the superbly silly and at times wonderfully surreal story of ballet-mad mutt, Biff, whose dream is to become a ballerina and dance alongside his owner, the similarly ballet-smitten Anna. Ages 2-6
Kids are invited on an underground odyssey in this immersive show inspired by 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Playing alongside its older sister 'Alice's Adventures Underground', it lets kids weave their way through a host of fantastically decorated rooms. There's also a chance to join in a big topsy-turvey tea party, and to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Ages five-plus.
Treat the kids to a hysterical historical day out this half-term. The smart, funny children’s book series ‘Horrible Histories’ is brought to life in a series of colourful shows by The Birmingham Stage Company and their latest show at Hampton Court palace is an outdoor romp through the centuries, taking a sideways look at Britain in all its gory glory. Find out the gruesome truth behind the fates of Henry VIII’s wives, what actually happened to Guy Fawkes and just how quirky Queen Victoria really was. The one-hour show is staged in the Palace grounds – bring a blanket and a picnic then enjoy this theatrical feast of fun. Visit here for more information. Prices: Live show only £12, child £7, under-fives free (but ticket required). Live show PLUS palace, maze and The Magic Garden entry £26, child £13, under-fives free (but ticket required).
Everyone loves bubbles, so this event is capture kids' attention. Louis Pearl's entertaining show looks at the science behind bubbles, makes lots of really cool ones for excellent effect and gets the audience to join in with the fun too. Expect bubbles within bubbles, fog bubbles, bubble made by trumpets... the works.