Theatre & entertainment

John Hegley © Poetry & Lyrics

Family Workshop with John Hegley at the Poetry & Lyrics Festival
St Pancras Room, Kings Place
June 11
£5.50 for adults, £3.50 for children
All ages
kingsplace.co.uk

This light-hearted family workshop with John Hegley promises to be a hilarious hour of PO-NG (poem-song) writing with splendidly silly singing.

Bugsy Malone Photo credit Manuel Harlan

Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone
The Lyric Hammersmith
June 11 to September 4
Ages 6+
£15-£40
lyric.co.uk

With electrifying choreography, this world-famous show features all the classic songs from Oscar-winning writer Paul Williams and is directed by Olivier award-winning director Sean Holmes.

Tales Big Day Out

Tales from the Shed on Tour
Dugdale Centre
June 17- 25
£6 (free to babies under 6 months)
Ages 0-6
chickenshed.org.uk

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive shows with plenty of colourful puppets and live songs. Children are encouraged to make noise and to help the story take shape.

The Scarecrows' Wedding Copyright Steve Ullathorne

The Scarecrows’ Wedding
Leicester Square Theatre
July 9 to September 4
Adults £19.50, children £14.50, family ticket £55
Ages 3 and over
scamptheatre.com

The Scarecrows’ Wedding is based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, promising wit, drama and wedding bells!

Rug Rhymes (Belinda Lawley)

Rug Rhymes
The Poetry Library Reading Den
Until July 15
Age 0-5s (accompanied)
Free
southbankcentre.co.uk

Under-fives and their carers are invited to join Poetry Library puppets Federico and Firebird for nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories, followed by the opportunity to borrow books.

Comedy 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids
Udderbelly at Southbank Centre
Until July 16
Ages 6+
£10-£15 (£1.75 booking fee for non-members)
comedyclub4kids.co.uk

Comedy Club 4 Kids offers stand-up from high-quality comedians, cabaret stars and sketch acts who perform their usual sets without the swearing or rude bits.

Dragon Babies (Alx Leeks)

Dragon Babies
Foyer Spaces, Southbank Centre
Until July 18
Age 3-5 (accompanied)
£5 (one adult and one child), £1.75 booking fee for non-members
southbankcentre.co.uk

Introduce your Dragon Babies to creative musical play through singing, movement and percussion. No musical experience is needed, just a willingness to take off your shoes, sit on the floor and have fun.

Summer Shed

Summer Shed
Chickenshed
July 25 to August 5
£130 (50% discount for siblings)
Ages 5-11
chickenshed.org.uk

Each week of Summer Shed will have a fresh theme, with workshops involving drama, dance, singing and story-making. Families will be invited to see a performance on the final day.

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Polka Theatre
Until August 14
See website for pricing information
Ages 5-11
polkatheatre.com

Join James and his newfound insect friends as they embark on an extraordinary adventure that takes them halfway around the world with excitement, songs and laughter.

Magic Carpet Storytelling Photo Credit The National Gallery, London

Magic Carpet Storytelling
The National Gallery
Sundays
Free
Age 2-5 (accompanied by an adult)
nationalgallery.org.uk

Fly away on the magic carpet as it comes to land in front of a different painting each day.

The Lion King Photo credit Brinkoff and Mogenburg

The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre
Until January 2017
See website for prices
Ages 3 and over
lyceum-theatre.co.uk

This spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfilling his destiny.

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