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Little shows for little ones

Looking for great family theatre to book for half term? Look no further! These are the shows worth seeing with little ones:

The Little Prince

little prince artsdepot

The classic tale by Saint-Exupéry has been given a fresh and witty take using dance, humour and music. Stranded in the desert where he’s crashed his plane, a pilot meets an inquisitive boy who tells him a remarkable story of how he left his own tiny asteroid and journeyed through the universe.

WHEN: Thursday, 20th February

WHERE: artsdepot, N12

AGE GUIDANCE: 4+

The Paper Dolls

paper dolls little angel theatre puppetry

A little girl cuts out a string of paper dolls and she takes them by the hand. Together they go on a fantastical adventure whirling through their home and garden. Adapted from the beloved book by Julia Donaldson.

WHEN: On now, runs until 18th April

WHERE: Little Angel Theatre, N1

AGE GUIDANCE: 3–8

The Bee in Me

bee in me unicorn theatre

Photo by Tristram Kenton

A new play that expresses a child's perspective on the adult world. The child imagines themselves as a bee completing levels in a computer game in order to cope with their day. Full of energy, warmth and sorrow, it celebrates a child discovering their inner resources, resilience, determination and ingenuity. 

WHEN: On now, runs until 1st March

WHERE: Unicorn Theatre, SE1

AGE GUIDANCE: 8–12

The House that Jacksons Built

house that jackson built half moon theatre

Celebrating books and the joy of reading, The House That Jackson Built is a magical spoken word theatre show about the power of imagination, family, memory – and recycling! 

WHEN: 21–22 February

WHERE: Half Moon Theatre , E1

AGE GUIDANCE: 4–9

Hansel and Gretel

hansel and gretel jacksons lane

Photo by Alex Brenner

Follow a brother and sister who have enough wit and wiliness to win through all adversity – even after being abandoned in the forest by their own parents! With shifting scenery and ingenious props, Lyngo serve up their own special recipe of the timeless story.

WHEN: 18–22 February

WHERE: Jacksons Lane , N6

AGE GUIDANCE: 4+

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