I have always had a thing about the theatre, from when I was little my Dad took me regularly to the local theatre’s productions. But that was Somerset and when I was little. Here in London now I’m nannying I throughly enjoy taking the children to the theatre. There are of course hundreds of ‘west end’ opportunities. But did you know there are a lot of theatres dedicated to children too?
My favourites are The Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, and The Unicorn Theatre in the London Bridge area. But I’ve also heard great things about the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and the Little Angel Theatre in Islington.
I’ve taken the children I look after to lots of shows including :
Up & Down at the HMV Curzon Richmond, presented by The Gaga Theatre, which I wrote about here.
Circles in The Sand which you can read about here.
We’ve also seen The Star and The Sea at the Rose Theatre Kingston.
I could write a lot about all of the shows we’ve seen. I love watching the children being captured by the actors in front of them. Children’s theatre is just incredible. In The Star and The Sea – the use of everyday objects for all of the set was very impressive. It just goes to show that you don’t need a huge budget to create a good production for children.
Taking children to the theatre is a lovely experience for all. I still find it amazing how children become so captivated by live performances. Watching them sat with their mouths open, fascinated by what is in front of them.
I found a lovely blog of children’s theatre reviews – http://childrenstheatrereviews.com/ which is great for getting up to date with the latest offerings in London. So when is you’re next theatre visit going to be?