Children's Shows Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 14 Feb: The Polar Bear Goes Up, Glisten, Juliet and Romeo

By | Published on Wednesday 7 February 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

The Polar Bear Goes Up | Jacksons Lane | 13-17 Feb
Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, but I think I’ll do my best to just ignore it, because it’s quite depressing and/or annoying for some people, isn’t it? So, let’s go see this lovely show for little children aged 2-5 who don’t care whether someone sends them flowers today or not. They will, I am sure, far more appreciate this delicious, non-verbal, deaf-friendly show show that sees a pair of huggable polar bears climbing trees, jumping on clouds, and racing into space. See this page here for more.

Glisten | Greenwich Theatre | 14 Feb
This one is for even tinier children than the previous tipped event, as it’s aimed at total babby-lambs up to the age of 18 months, and, as you might expect, it’s an experience rather than narrative tale. It’s interactive, immersive, and takes its audience on a shiny journey exploring a world of reflective materials, accompanied by an evocative soundscape. Sounds really relaxing, but I’m not sure they’ll let me in on my own. All the details are here.

Juliet And Romeo | Battersea Arts Centre | 14-24 Feb (pictured)
“They didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding but instead grew up and lived happily ever after. Well at least they lived. Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a midlife crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.” Yeah, I bet you thought I was kowtowing to Valentine’s Day, picking this, didn’t you? Well, I’m not, this is not about romance. See this page here for all the info.