Essex Theatre Guide

 

 

 

 

BASILDON - Towngate Theatre - 01268 465465

www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Mon 15th April

Treasure Island

A child-friendly adaptation of Treasure Island: a very funny, high energy, big, bold and bright show with crazy characters, all your favourite songs and a swashbuckling sensational story on the seven seas! Ticket includes free arts and crafts workshop! 1pm & 4pm. Adult £15, child £13.50, family £52.

Sat 27th April

The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Ticket includes free arts and crafts workshop! 1pm & 4pm. Adult £17, child £14.50, family £56.

Sun 26th May

Milkshake! Live

Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen! 11.30am & 2.30pm. Adult £17.50, child: £16.50, under 18mths £2, family £64

BRAINTREE, Braintree Arts Theatre - 01376 566354

www.braintreeartstheatre.com

CHELMSFORD, Civic / Cramphorn Theatre - 01245 606505

www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Sun 7th – Mon 8th April

The Tiger who Came to Tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! Performance times vary. Tickets: £14, family £50.

Wed 10th – Thu 11th April

Dinosaur World Live

Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant. Tickets: £14. 11.30am & 2.30pm.

Sat 13th– Sun 14th April

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand new staging of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite. With a professional cast, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will delight the whole family. Sat 2pm & 6pm, Sun 11am & 3pm. Adult £16, child £14.

CLACTON Westcliff Theatre - 01255 474000

www.westcliffclacton.org

CLACTON Princes Theatre - 01255 686633

www.princestheatre.co.uk

Sun 14th April

Beauty & The Beast

Prepare yourselves for another all-singing, all-dancing, laugh-a-minute ride through the fun and frolics of panto land, starring Kerry Katona & Basil Brush. 2.30pm & 7pm. Adult £14, child £13, family £50.

COLCHESTER Arts Theatre - 01206 500900

www.colchesterartscentre.co.uk

Sat 6th April

Teddy’s Picnic

The show uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs to join in with. It's a perfect introduction to live entertainment for children who've never been to a show before, and a welcome return for Eddy the Teddy's young fans. 2pm. £5.95.

Sat 4th May

Jack & the Beanstalk

A fun show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion! 2pm. £5.95.

COLCHESTER Mercury Theatre -  01206 573948

www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Tue 23rd – Wed 24th April

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

Join Ben the Elf, Fairy Princess Holly, and their friends including Gaston the Ladybird, on an exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family! Performance times vary. Adult £16, child £12.50.

Sat 18th- Sun 19th May

Dinosaur World Live

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. 11.30am, 2.30pm & 5pm. Adult £14.50, child £12.50.

GRAYS - 0845 300 5264

Thameside Theatre

www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre

Tue 9th– Wed 10th April

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand new staging of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite. With a professional cast, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will delight the whole family. Performance times vary. Adult £17, child £15.

HARLOW Playhouse - 01279 431945

www.playhouseharlow.com

Sat 6th – Thu 11th April

The Jungle Book

A brand-new hilarious family show with brand new songs, creative staging and bags full of fun. Why not bring your cheeky little monkeys to laugh like a pack of hyenas when The Jungle Book swings into town! Performance times and ticket prices vary.

Mon 6th May

Sooty’s Magic Show

Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and sidesplitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty's flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! 11am & 2.30pm. Adult £12, child £10, family £33.50.

Tue 7th – Wed 8th May

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbells classic book returns to the stage. It unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. Tue: 1.30pm & 3.30pm, Wed: 11am. Tickets: £13, family £42.50

Sat 6th – Thu 11th April

The Jungle Book

A brand-new hilarious family show with brand new songs, creative staging and bags full of fun. Why not bring your cheeky little monkeys to laugh like a pack of hyenas when The Jungle Book swings into town! Performance times and ticket prices vary.

SOUTHEND - Cliffs Pavilion & Palace Theatre - 01702 351135

www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Thu 11th April

Twirlywoos

Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the hit TV show. 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Tickets: £14, family £52.

Sun 14th – Tue 16th April

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Based on the classic children’s book series tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics. 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm. Tickets: £14, family £52.

Sun 21st April

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. 2pm. Adult £14.50, child £12.50.

 

 

 

 

 

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