The best children's theatre for October half-term 2018
If you haven't been to Tim Minchin's joyously clever musical yet, it's high time you did. Kids will be enchanted by the dance routines on microscooters, and terrified by Mrs Trunchball. And adults get to enjoy Dahl's sharp satire at the expense of pushy parents, and a score of wistful, beautiful songs about growing up.
Watch out, tired revivals: there’s a new kid in town. And it's more likely than most to thrill teenagers. This irreverent, catchy song-stuffed musical is set in a secondary school where 16-year-old Jamie learns to be himself, discovering a drag persona who lights up the classroom.
A whole menagerie of highly accurate animal puppets star in this show about Charles Darwin, which unfolds in a specially-constructed theatre at the Natural History Museum this Autumn. Following his treacherous sea voyage to the Galapagos Islands, it's an accessible intro to the world-changing theory of evolution. Ages 10-plus, kids go free with paying adults.
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