Children's theatre

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I Want My Hat Back: Jon Klassen classic goes from shoebox-sized puppet show to the stage
Two friends delighted half a million kids with a tiny production in a cardboard box. Now they’re sizing up the much-loved bulbous bear for the Little Angel theatre

Kate Wyver

16, May, 2022 @1:25 PM

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How the Wiggles took over the world – and got the cool kids on side too
After topping the Hottest 100, the group have now topped the album charts, with a record that proves the multigenerational appeal of one of Australia’s biggest exports

Andrew Stafford

04, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The House With Chicken Legs review – inventive folk tale is in fine feather
Sophie Anderson’s novel about a ‘yaga’ ushering the newly dead to the next world is put on its feet in this exuberant show

Nick Ahad

01, Apr, 2022 @9:07 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Bad Roads, Love, Much Ado and more
Our roundup of plays to watch at home in April includes a Ukrainian account of war, a blistering exploration of social media and a brass-band audio drama

Chris Wiegand

01, Apr, 2022 @6:53 AM

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‘A lot of kids’ songs are absolute bangers’: the comedy show about warring children’s entertainers
Back by popular demand, Ed MacArthur and Kiell Smith-Bynoe are reworking their anarchic show about the rivalry between a toff and a TikToK rapper on the kids’ party scene

Brian Logan

30, Mar, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Hamlet review – an emotional rollercoaster for young audiences
Jude Christian’s funny and suspenseful adaptation for children draws them into the heart of Shakespeare’s story

Chris Wiegand

29, Mar, 2022 @8:57 AM

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Gulliver’s Travels review – bedroom voyage to the world of Jonathan Swift
Bewitching video and ingenious sets combine in a staging that turns the 18th-century adventure into an escape for a troubled student

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Petula review – giddy intergalactic voyage ends with a bump
This stylish play packs a lot in and has strong performances but its darker nuances are smothered by whimsy

Gareth Llŷr Evans

16, Mar, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Animal Farm review – beguiling puppetry makes Orwell’s fable more equal than others
A startling handsome production of George Orwell’s allegorical fable, with hints of kabuki and film noir, is given ever more meaning and relevance by current news events

Arifa Akbar

27, Feb, 2022 @11:32 AM

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Jack and the Beanstalk review – panto season’s not yet behind you!
Stephen Joseph theatre’s filmed seasonal offering is a proper winter warmer with some off-the-wall touches

Chris Wiegand

18, Jan, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Wendy and Peter Pan review – swashbuckling bombast, darkness and laughs
After a run at the Tokyo Olympics, this production arrives in Britain with every ounce of humour and verve exploited to the full

Nick Ahad

06, Jan, 2022 @9:34 AM

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Wolf Witch Giant Fairy review – endearing family folk opera with an ageless streak
Little Bulb’s gently subversive show draws on the creative talents of the Royal Opera in three fairy stories combined

Erica Jeal

19, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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