Jungle Rumble, played a sold out run this half term at The Fortune Theatre in the West End and I took my little three-year-old friend along to check it out. In this family show, we meet ancient elephant Eeli (Sharon Ballard), shy zebra Zella (Rachel Lea-Gray), joketastic Cheetah (Darren Hart) and cheeky monkey Boo (Michael […]

REVIEW: ‘Potted Panto’ at the Garrick Theatre

A Christmas production of ‘Potted Panto‘ comes to the West End this Christmas for a bit of silly fun. The concept; seven pantomimes told in just seventy minutes. From Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, to Cinderella and Dick Whittington, some of the UK’s most loved festive shows are brought to life. The two performers, Daniel Clarkson […]

The Wolves In The Walls (Little Angel Theatre) ★★★★

Puppeteer extraordinaire Toby Olié has adapted Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Wolves In The Walls in this enormously fun production for children at the Little Angel Theatre. Lucy can hear something scratching in the walls of her family home, and she knows it is wolves. Of course, no one else believes her. Mum thinks it […]

REVIEW: TWIRLYWOOS (Underbelly Festival Southbank) ★★★★

Twirlywoos are a staple of the CBeebies baby TV show schedule – Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and Peekaboo are ever curious as they enjoy adventures. Whether they travel to the real world or on their big red boat, they are always discovering something new and exciting with help from their friends who come to […]


Horrible Histories hosts a plethora of children’s matinees in the West End this summer, offering a cool escape from the heat and tourist sites. This show has developed from Terry Dreary’s original books, into a TV show and stage shows. Most recently it ventured into a truly horrible full-length movie. This version is called Barmy Britain […]

REVIEW: BRAINIAC LIVE! (Garrick Theatre) ★★★

The Brainiac TV show ran for six series from 2002 to 2008 and since that date Incidental Coleman has produced a touring version for theatres. The idea is the same: to make science interesting for young children. This August the latest version “Brainiac Live” performs at the Garrick Theatre in the heart of the West […]

The Worst Witch Rating (Vaudeville Theatre) ★★★★★

A bubbling brew of witchy wonderment swirls about the Vaudeville Theatre this summer as a new adaptation of Jill Murphy’s beloved The Worst Witch descends on the West End. A high-energy musical production with plenty of comedy, a smattering of physical theatre and a sprinkling of original songs, this show is a real delight for […]

REVIEW: WHERE IS PETER RABBIT (Theatre Royal Haymarket) ★★★★

Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated her delightful cautionary tales between 1901 and 1918 and their publication by Frederick Warne has created multiple generations of fans for the charming little books. The Old Laundry Theatre developed this stage version in 2016 bringing it to the West End in 2018 and it now returns for a season […]

REVIEW: Horrible Histories: Dreadful deaf (Bristol Old Vic) ★★★★

Deafinitely Theatre – the UK’s first professional deaf-launched and led theatre company, has joined forces with Birmingham Stage Company to present the world premiere of ‘Horrible Histories: Dreadful Deaf’, to create the first dedicated production for deaf children and their families. The show puts an overdue spotlight on the stories and culture of deaf people […]

REVIEW: In the Night Garden Live (Hackney Empire) ★★★★

Now in its tenth year, the new In the Night Garden Live show features all the favourites, Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends in Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! This latest show is for all the family, featuring an array of music, familiar character sounds, puppets and costumes as well as a flying surprise. We saw […]

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