History, classic children's books and madcap tales brought to life on a stage near you
From award-winning books, to sell-out West End productions, there is plenty of family friendly entertainment to be found at a theatre near you this year. Half-term is on the horizon and before you know it Easter and the summer break will roll in. For those holidays, or the weekend, we hope to inspire you with this list of the best kids theatre shows touring the UK throughout 2019.
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Live On Stage From the makers of Peppa Pig came this BAFTA award-winning animation, turned touring stage show. Characters Ben and Holly embark on a musical adventure packed full of songs, games, colourful costumes and more. Touring Feb–July. Book tickets.
Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians Making history cool since 1993, Horrible Histories have branched out into live shows. Actors and groundbreaking 3D special effects help tell the fascinating tales of Egypt's Pharaohs and the powers of the pyramids with gruesome laughs thrown in. Touring Mar–Jul. Book tickets.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Following its West End success, the gang tour with a special show detailing the history of Britain with the bad and barmy bits left in. Touring Apr–Aug. Book tickets.
Where Is Peter Rabbit? Technically Peter isn't on tour in 2019 but is instead taking up residency in London's West End with all his friendly pals. This enchanting musical spectacular merges puppetry and music to bring to life the much loved characters penned by Beatrix Potter. Wed 3–Sun 28 April Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London. Book tickets.
image: Madagascar the Musical Madagascar the Musical The little ones loved the movie and now they're going to love this! The musical features 2016 X-Factor winner Matt Terry as Alex the lion making up the gang with Marty, Melman and Gloria. They escape from the zoo and embark on an unexpected journey to the eccentric world of King Julien's Madagascar. Touring Feb-Oct. Book tickets.
Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels The UK's most dynamic duo are brought to life with help of the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp. Musical Marvels features the escapades of Wallace as he prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit. In true Wallace and Gromit style, nothing could possibly go wrong… could it? Touring May–Jun. Book tickets.
The Worst Witch Mildred Hubble is an ordinary girl in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet. This adaptation features original songs, music, magic and a dose of pandemonium. Touring May. Birmingham and Edinburgh with more TBC.
We're Going On a Bear Hunt Based on the award-winning children's book this is a vivid and energetic tale full of escapades. Characters head out on a quest to find a bear that takes them through swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud. Guests of all ages can expect catchy songs and an interactive adventure. Touring Feb-Sep. Book tickets.
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
FairStage Academy is proud to present its latest production of Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR.Based on the DreamWorks smash hit film, our students will bring this high energy show to life!Join Alex, Marty, Gloria Melman on a musical adventure to the WILD! Full of catchy songs plus the iconic song I LIKE TO MOVE IT…