January, 2018

VENOM KILLER & CURE

VENOM KILLER & CURE
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VENOM KILLER & CURE

National History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health. Specimens include snakes, centipedes, snails, scorpions and the unassuming platypus. From 10 Nov till 13 May.

PINOCCHIO

PINOCCHIO
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PINOCCHIO

National Theatre – www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
World premiere! From the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the writer of Matilda the Musical, this classic features music and songs from the Walt Disney Film.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
18 NOV TO 6 JAN
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

The Lyric, Hammersmith – www.lyric.co.uk
Having now seen this year’s offering by The Lyric, let’s just say that Vikki Stone steals the show. For the second year running she brings her humour, wild eyes and crazy head gear (well done to Susanna Peretz) to Hammersmith, seeing parents and kids alike crying with laughter. Added tears of joy were provided this year by Daniel Fraser, playing Jill, whose wig flew off to the merriment of the audience and his co-stars Kayla Miekle and Cherelle Skeete, who somehow managed to get through the rest of their scene. Pure professionalism!

Kids’ favourite bits: Fleshcreep, Hammersmith sing-along.
Would have liked more: sweets, current songs.

THE BOX OF DELIGHTS

THE BOX OF DELIGHTS
1 DEC – 6 JAN
THE BOX OF DELIGHTS

Wilton’s Music Hall – www.wiltons.org.uk
John Masefield’s Christmas classic starring Matthew Kelly and Josefina Gabrielle. A City Kids favourite childrens’ novel.

ALICE IN WINTERLAND

ALICE IN WINTERLAND
7 DEC TO 7 JAN
ALICE IN WINTERLAND

Rose Theatre, Kingston – www.rosetheatrekingston.org
Follow Alice to the curious world of Winterland based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless books. Expect a Bandersnatch and a Jabberwock amongst mad hatters and cruel queens.

RECCE RACERS

RECCE RACERS
16 DEC TO 7 JAN
RECCE RACERS

National Army Museum – www.nam.ac.uk
Learn about army reconnaissance and have a go at making your own mini vehicle to take home.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
20 NOV TO 20 JAN
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Old Vic – www.oldvictheatre.com
Starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge, this is a festive treat targeted at older kids (11+) as we follow the life of the cold-hearted miser on Christmas Eve.