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Half term Theatre

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

A new adaptation of a much loved children's classic, a don't-miss West End transfer, the best of the specialist theatres and some big musical numbers - book a seat this half term.

There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom and Other Stories Unicorn to 7 Nov. Eco parable with puppets adapted from a Greenpeace promotional campaign. Ages 5–11. Perfect pre-COP 26.

Mr Benn Riverside Studios 23–31 Oct. Storytelling, dressing up and a little bit of magic. A Storystock production, brainchild of our brilliant dandelion-er Claire. Click here for a taster.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Duke of York's from 23 October We saw this way back in December 2019 at the National. Our fourteen year old reviewer and his mother were utterly entranced by the extraordinary adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel - scary, moving, theatre magic. Ages 12+. Click here to see a short trailer.

When This is Over Unicorn 27–30 Oct. Made during the pandemic with a group of teenagers, this promises to be a celebration of possibility, hope and the power of stories in an uncertain world. Ages 11+

RED Polka Theatre to 31 October. Last chance to catch the Polkas' re-opening show - an unusual take on the Little Red Riding Hood story combining visual and physical storytelling with sign language. Ages 6+.

Lots of variety at arts depot over half term. Littles will love What the Ladybird Heard 26–31 Oct.

In the West End, there is plenty of availability for Lloyd Webber's much-lauded Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

For girl power and 80s pop, & Juliet has re-opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Emily Turner, 14 October 2021


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