What was the play or film that you saw as a child that had a lasting effect on you? What if you could have a similar impact on today’s younger generation? As they bring their award-winning hit Alf The Highwayman to VAULT Festival this week, we talk to Brave Bold Drama’s Gill Simmons and Paul Lawless about the joys of family theatre. Time to get booking!
Heading to VAULT Festival with kids? In which case, we recommend you put Alf The Highwayman on your family’s must-see list. This award-winning show, bringing an 18th-century adventure story alive, runs for four weekend performances only from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 5 February 2019. Gen up – and then get booking!
West End transfer marketing for Stig of the Dump sorted – the poster strapline will be “I dig Stig!” We definitely dig it. Meanwhile, the return of Clive King’s much-loved children’s literary classic continues at the Tabard Theatre until 6 January only. We’ve rounded up other five-star review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Director Russell Labey can stumble into London’s Tabard Theatre from where he lives. Small wonder he considers it a second home. Here, he recalls why returning, after ten years, with a second go at Clive King’s Stig of the Dump feels so special. Time to get booking!
How does the Tabard Theatre’s staging of Clive King’s much-loved children’s literary classic Stig of the Dump look ten years on? Fresh as a daisy! Check out our gallery of new production photography below -and compare to the show’s 2008 staging here. Time to get booking!
We’ve got a theatrical #ThrowbackThursday for you! Clive King’s much-loved children’s literary classic Stig of the Dump returns tonight (6 December 2018) to London’s Tabard Theatre, where it was first staged a decade ago. Check out our gallery of photos from the 2008 production, which director Russell Labey lovingly recreates this Christmas. Time to get booking!
Ten years after it first ran in Chiswick, the stage adaptation of the late Clive King’s much-loved children’s literary classic Stig of the Dump returns to London’s Tabard Theatre for a strictly limited holiday season. The production, directed by Russell Labey, runs from 6 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, with a press night on 11 December. Time to get booking!
Whilst there’s plenty of Shakespeare at the fringe, it doesn’t get much coverage. It’s understandable – the Bard doesn’t count as a potential Next Big Thing, and he’s favoured by student and international groups that usually have short runs and are deemed less worthy of critical attention.
This blog is a bleat. And I hope the producers and promoters of theatre for children are paying attention. Sadly, theatre for children – other than at Christmas when it briefly moves centre stage – remains at best a fringe venture and at worst a Cinderella genre. So it needs all the publicity and attention it can get. Right?
If you want a white Christmas in London, even after the 25th, you may consider stopping in to see Aled Jones and Tom Chambers in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. However, for a thicker snowfall, the action, until 5 January, is at the Southbank Centre, where Slava’s Snowshow has returned for a fourth consecutive Christmas season […]
What a fantastic time to be a kid in Theatreland! Never mind the plethora of pantomimes, and the superlative programming year-round at the Unicorn and Polka Theatres, this holiday season in London, littler ones can also take their pick from: two Treasure Islands (at the National, with Arthur Darvill, and at the Arts Theatre) Room […]