Morning events, Theatre, Play

26 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Sat 27 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Mon 29 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Tue 30 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£7–£14 / 01970 623 232

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14 (Children £12 under 16s; £42) / 01527 577330

Also on at:

…and at 8 other places

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

A mix of live action, puppetry and animation telling the tale of Old MacDonald and his lively farm.

Salisbury Playhouse

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£9 / 01722 320333

Polar Bears Go Wild

Follow the polar bears on their exciting journey (be sure to bring loads of sandwiches!) and enjoy comedy, music and Christmassy treats in this magical adventure for young Arctic explorers.

The Town House, Hamilton

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£5 / 01698 452299

back to top

The Slab Boys

One of the best-loved works in twentieth-century Scottish theatre, revived in a major new production directed by David Hayman.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 27 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Sun 28 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Eric The Elf's Chaotic Christmas

A special show for wee ones. Join Eric on his adventure to save Christmas. A fun-filled, interactive musical adventure featuring lots of laughs and songs to sing along with. Ages 3–6.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sun 28 Dec

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Tue 30 Dec

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Wed 31 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Fri 26 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 27 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sun 28 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 7 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Bedtime Stories by Upswing

Bedtime tales with circus company Upswing – slightly paradoxical in that you will still have to take the kids home to their actual beds at some point. Ages 5+.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 30 May 2015

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 0844 357 2625

back to top

Chicken Licken

A children's show based on three Ladybird Book stories: Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox And The Hen.

Half Moon Young People's Theatre, London E1

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£6 / 020 7709 8900

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Chicken Licken Half Moon Young People's Theatre, London

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£8.95 / 020 8340 5226

Natural History Museum, London SW7

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Free, adv booking required / 020 7942 5000/5011

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Free, adv booking required / 020 7942 5000/5011

Tue 10 Mar 2015

Free, adv booking required / 020 7942 5000/5011

…and 4 more dates until 24 Mar 2015

Also on at:

Dotty The Dragon

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3–6.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

The Edibles

It's wintertime and the bakery is host to a larder of magical festive treats. A multisensory show full of magical ingredients. Ages 3–7.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 21 May 2015

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

The Town House, Hamilton

Tue 26 May 2015

£5 / 01698 452299

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Filter's Macbeth

Filter’s radical version of The Scottish Play fuses Shakespeare’s thriller with innovative sound and music.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

back to top

Fleabag

A one woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge about a twenty-something woman trying to find her place in the world. Ages 12+.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£8; £12 (£8) / 0117 902 0344

  • 10:30 Fleabag Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Home

Italian company La Barraca – Testoni Ragazzi present a play about friendship and building. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 23 May 2015

£8 (£6; Family £24) / 0844 357 2625

  • 11:30 – 12:00 Home Stratford Circus, London

Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle. Ages 3–7.

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Wed 22 Apr 2015

£8.50 (£7.50; Family £32) / 01242 258002

The Landmark, Ilfracombe

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£8.50 / 01271 324242

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£8 ( £28) / 0121 446 3232

Also on at:

Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sun 28 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 / 01744 756000

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 26 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sat 27 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sun 28 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 7 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top

One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Studio

£15 / 0844 871 7646

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Tam O'Shanter's Bairns

Join the bairns, Fiona and Iain, as they embark on an exciting journey. Presented by Fizzgig Entertainment.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£5 / 01555 667999

Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£5–£7 / 0141 956 6100

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£5–£7 / 0141 956 6100

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

What are you going to do when a tiger pulls up a chair and wants fed? This play, based on Judith Kerr's charming children's book, tells the delightful tale.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Wed 27 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Thu 28 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Fri 29 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

…and 2 more dates until 31 May 2015

Tree

Daniel Kitson's two-man play – written with Tim Key – about dissent, commitment, two people and a tree.

Old Vic, London SE1

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£9–£16 / 0844 871 7628

  • 11:00 Tree Old Vic, London

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£9–£16 / 0844 871 7628

  • 11:00 Tree Old Vic, London

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£9–£16 / 0844 871 7628

  • 11:00 Tree Old Vic, London

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£9–£16 / 0844 871 7628

  • 11:00 Tree Old Vic, London