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5 top shows to see with Kids Week 2019

Written by Amy Hughes

Go on a trip to London to see a fantastic show,
Hurry, get your tickets quick and let’s go!

With Kids Week a child can go for free,
So which of these shows will you go to see?

For the whole of August, a child aged 16 or under can go to any participating show for free where tickets are available as long as they’re accompanied by a full paying adult. Adults can also buy up to two extra children’s tickets at half price and there are no booking fees! Kids Week includes a wide variety of London musicals, plays, comedies and children’s shows to choose from which you can see here. Throughout August some participating shows will also be holding special activities, including Q&As, dance workshops and behind the scenes tours. Here are some of the participating shows…

The Worst Witch, Vaudeville Theatre

24th July – 8th September 2019


Flying into London’s Vaudeville Theatre for 7 weeks only – just in time for the summer holidays – The Worst Witch is based on Jill Murphy’s original books, adapted for the theatre by Emma Reeves (who also adapted the stories for the award-winning television programme). The Worst Witch centres on Mildred Hubble – an ordinary girl in an extraordinary school. But Mildred is, unfortunately, a little accident-prone, and as she’s learning her magical skills, she accidentally leaves a trail of mayhem in her wake.  as she enters her final year, Mildred and her fellow pupils will find themselves confronted with their most important mission yet, when an old adversary returns to the Academy. Soon, they’re at the centre of a battle that’s being fought not only for their future but the entire world’s! Take a closer look here.

Horrible Histories Barmy Army Part 4, Apollo Theatre

1st – 31st August 2019

Tickets from £13 when you book with Picniq! 

Marking eight years of the show in Theatreland, Barmy Britain – Part Four is back following the sell-out successes of Barmy Britain One, Two and Three. But you don’t have to have seen any of the previous shows to enjoy this latest instalment! Be reduced to rubble by the ruthless Romans! Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! Book here

The Gruffalo, Lyric Theatre

3rd July – 8th September 2019


Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book. The famous book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler sees a mouse take a stroll through the deep dark wood, searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo…is there? Returning to the West End, The Gruffalo promises songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up (and their parents, of course), in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world! Take a closer look here.

Where Is Peter Rabbit?, Theatre Royal Haymarket

20th July – 1st September 2019

Hop into the musical, magical world of Beatrix Potter as the critically acclaimed family show bounces back into the West End. Based on the beloved tales of Beatrix Potter, and featuring all your favourite characters from the books, Where Is Peter Rabbit? brings the stories to life with beautifully handcrafted puppets, a sprinkle of magic, and 14 delightful original songs. TV presenter Myleene Klass and Olivier Award-winning comedian Griff Rhys Jones lend their voices to the show too! The show is sure to fill you with delight as you watch out for the ferocious Mr McGregor, reach heady heights with Jemima Puddle-Duck, help with Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s laundry, and accompany the mischievous Peter Rabbit on all sorts of adventures. Take a closer look here.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Troubadour White City Theatre

7th August – 1st September 2019


The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author and illustrator Eric Carle, has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide! The timeless classic has now wriggled its way off the page and is back onto the West End stage this summer season, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s fantastic book. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller and based on Eric Carle’s delightful tales, the critically acclaimed show features a collection of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of the illustrator’s popular stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Take a closer look here.

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