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What's on at the theatre this summer

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What's on at the theatre this summer

With so much on at the theatre and more and more shows directed at families it's hard to know which shows you should splash out on

Swamp Juice    Kids Week  

Matilda The Musical

Swamp Juice

April 17-May 5
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, W1D

A ‘3D’ puppet production in which Canadian Jeff Achtem creates an evocative scene of swamplife to delight young and old.



Kids Week 2012

August, various venues
A whole month of theatrical fun this August, from special ticket offers to workshops and backstage tours     designed to give under-16s fantastic access to West End theatre.



Matilda the Musical

Until Oct 21, ages 6+
Cambridge Theatre

32-34 Earlham Street, WC2H 9HU

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebrated adap- tation of Roald Dahl’s smart fantasy about an incredibly bright but neglected little girl who takes on the
headmistress from hell.

The Tifer Who Came for Tea    War Horse  

Horrible Histories

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

July 4-Sept 2, ages 3+
Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Av, W1D 7ES

Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s story about a plucky little girl and her
unusual guest is simply told but cleverly evocative. The stage show is the same, and grips the attention of small children for its full 55 minutes.



War Horse

Until Feb 13 2013, ages 7+
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B 5PW

The National Theatre’s stun- ning adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel continues a run at the New London Theatre, with stunning puppet work and live action.



Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors + Vile Victorians

Through 2012, ages 3+
various venues

The tight-knit cast from the Birmingham Stage Company returns with a mix of comedy sketches, 3-D screen effects and audience inter-action. The shows tour the south east through 2012. Check the website for shows in Hackney and central London, and for details of Barmy Britains at the Garrick Theatre ( 6+).  

In a Pickle   Bee Detective  

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

In A Pickle

June 19-23, ages 2-4
Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, E15 1BX

This Oily Cart/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production uses song, visual performance and even texture and scent to build a magical show.



Bee Detective

Aug 31-Sept 2, ages 6-10
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

Part of the 2012 Festival, here small children can enter the hive themselves to go on an interactive theatrical journey.



The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

May 8-Sept 9
Threesixty Theatre, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PT

This adaptation of the CS Lewis    classic is presented at The Three-sixty Theatre pavilion in Kensington Gardens. Expect flying and 360 degree computer generated images.


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