Our Local Theatre Guide

EAST LONDON THEATRE – October H/T

 

 

Broadway Barking

Box Office: 020 8507 5607

18 Oct

I Believe in Unicorns

Watch the bestselling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s treasured story come to life. This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. Ages 6+.

 

21 Oct

The Little Mermaid

Join the Little Mermaid on this underwater adventure. Help her find her feet with her friend Crab-Stick, under the guidance of her father and make sure the evil Ursula doesn't steal her voice!

 

28 Nov – 31 Dec

Jack and the Beanstalk

Get ready to roar with laughter and cheer our hero Jack on his magical journey to Blunderbore’s castle in the sky as he battles to save his best friend Daisy the cow.

 

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Box Office: 0844 249 1000
11 – 29 Dec

Nativity! The Musical

London’s favourite family Christmas musical returns for a third sensational year. Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.

 

Half Moon Young People’s E1

Box Office: 020 7709 8900 www.halfmoon.org.uk

19 Oct

Arthur’s Dream Boat

One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat with a stripy mast. He can’t wait to tell everyone about it but no one (not even his dog!) is interested. Ages 2-8.

 

26 Oct

Same Same… But Different

A feel-good family show mixing Kathak, hip hop, contemporary and street dance, with live music and physical storytelling, to create a playful and colourful world exploring curiosities and fears.

 

2 Nov

Lily and the Baby Albatross

Tall Tree Theatre creates original stories full of live music and puppetry, all about exploring the big wide world.

 

14 – 16 Nov

Rumpelstiltskin and the Snail of Destiny

Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets, Theatre of Widdershins will create gold on stage with their version of the Grimm’s classic tale.

 

21 – 23 Nov

Emily Rising

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise, Emily keeps rising higher and higher.

 

The O2 Greenwich

Box Office: 0844 856 0202

26 Dec – 5 Jan

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience with a cast of over 50 unforgettable Disney characters, leaving your whole family captivated with memories that will last them a lifetime.

 

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Box Office: 01708 443 333

19 Oct

The Pirate Squad & the Search for Mermaid’s Lagoon

Meet Captain Sid the Kidd and his squad on their first adventure to find treasure hidden at Mermaid’s Lagoon. Ages 2+.

 

22 – 23 Oct

Tabby McTat

Tabby is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears.

 

26 Oct

Back in Time for Breakfast

Join Millie on an adventure of a life time. With your help she must travel to different countries to save the planet. Featuring playful puppetry, interactive sets, imaginative storytelling and much more. Ages 3+

 

2 Nov

Papalarny the Magic Man

Papalarny the incredibly popular children’s entertainer, as seen on Channel 4, will be creating mind-blowing balloon models and performing his hilarious family magic show.

 

Robin Hood

28 Nov – 5 Jan

This swash buckling actor musician panto, is twanging to the beats of pop hits from across the decades, traditional audience participation and laugh out loud family silliness.

 

Redbridge Drama Centre

Box Office: 020 8708 8803

25 Oct

Peace at Last

Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose, partners with Gallions Primary School to create a new opera for 3-5-year-olds, based on Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations.

 

1 Nov

Monstersaurus!

Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem - now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! Ages 3+

 

4 Nov

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Inspired by the famous Aesop fable this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the endearing characters, the hilarious sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two. Ages 3+

 

28 Nov – 7 Dec

Cinderella

Expect laughter, tears and magic in this brand-new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, brought to life by the warm-hearted mischief makers behind last year's sell out success, A Christmas Carol. Ages 5+

 

Southbank Centre SE1

Box Office: 020 7960 4200

19 Dec – 5 Jan

Circus 1903

Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus. Ages 3+

 

Sir James Hawkey Hall Woodford

Box Office: 01992 524 462 www.woodfordpantomime.co.uk

1 – 12 Jan

Rapunzel

Poor Rapunzel has been imprisoned in a tower in the woods by the wicked witch Gothel. Follow the hair-raising adventures as Prince Frederick and his friends try to rescue her from the evil old crone’s clutches. All ages.

 

Stratford Circus

Box Office: 020 8279 1080

26 Oct

Hocus Pocus

Brave children can voyage into the mysterious unknown following two adventurers on a fantastical journey through space. This hit dance show comes complete with vivid costumes and eerie props. 7+.

 

9 Nov

Stella

Stella by Filskit Theatre is an original story about a young woman's quest to reclaim the night, to keep the stars shining bright and to save her home. Ages 3+

 

23 Nov

Same Same… But Different

With kathak, hip hop, contemporary dance, hints of live music and physical storytelling, enter a playful and colourful world to explore curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong. Ages 5+

 

28 Nov – 24 Dec

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Based on the much-loved classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this thrilling and funny adventure is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family. Ages 2+

 

Theatre Royal Haymarket, SW1

Box Office: 020 7930 8800

9 Dec – 5 Jan

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful live show packed with magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning children’s play adapted from the classic family story of teatime mayhem.

 

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Box Office: 020 8534 0310

12 – 26 Oct

Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency

When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and his best friend Winter to get her out. A mad-cap adventure story for all the family!

 

23 Nov – 11 Jan

Dick Whittington

Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London. All ages.

 

Wilton’s Music Hall

Box Office: 020 7702 2789

29 Nov – 4 Jan

Christmas Carol - A Fairy Tale

Brought to you by the team that gave you the sellout The Box of Delights, expect spellbinding magic, haunting music, and petrifying puppets in this triumphant retelling. Ag

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