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Children's

The Elephantom - review

Despite all its retro charm, brilliant soundtrack and inventive puppetry, this stage adaption of Ross Collins' picture book about a young girl afflicted by a troublesome elephant takes a while to really rock and roll.

Cinderella - Unicorn Theatre, London

Travelling Light and the Bristol Tobacco Factory's fiesty take on the story of Cinderella gave the St James Theatre an enchanting 2012 Christmas show, which was nominated for an Olivier Award. Lisa Kerr was wonderful as Ella, a young girl who takes solace

The Pardoner's Tale - Unicorn Theatre

Let us introduce you to the Pardoner, a mischievous and mysterious fellow who will try to convince you that he has the world at his fingertips, and that you can too if you name the right price. With a few theatrical tricks up his sleeve, he'll tell you th

Emil and the Detectives

When I was seven, or thereabouts, my father left my mother, and moved to a less genteel part of the city, where he lived in a tiny terrace opposite a potted-meat factory.

The Jungle Book, West Yorkshire Playhouse, review

I really don’t want to see The Jungle Book on stage again until it appears in the form of a big-budget adaptation of the 1967 Walt Disney animated classic.

Sleeping Beauty in the Wood - Little Angel Theatre

A long time ago, one disgruntled fairy cast a spell that sent the whole world into a spin… This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes. It

Cuckoo - Unicorn Theatre

Erica’s bored. She used to go on research trips to the Congo, now all she has is Woman’s Hour, Waitrose and wearisome dinner parties. Then one morning she discovers her daughter’s new and only friend sitting in the kitchen and life gets interest

The Little Mermaid - Bristol Old Vic

This Christmas, immerse yourself in the underwater world of The Little Mermaid and experience a tale of heroic adventure, true love, luminous music and a generous splash of festive magic. Take our Little Mermaid's hand and dive into a world where the g

The Jungle Book - West Yorkshire Playhouse

The human world and the animal kingdom collide in this spectacular adventure of one boy's journey through the tropical Indian jungle. Interweaving live music with stunning puppetry and energetic physical performance, this celebration of Rudyard Kipling's

The Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor - Tobacco Factory Theatre

For centuries, stories have been told of Sinbad the Sailor and his incredible adventures; stories of catastrophic shipwrecks, far-off lands and mythical beasts. Escaping the clutches of cannibals, one-eyed ogres and man-eating snakes, Sinbad is the ultima