And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…
Miniaturists 54 | Arcola Theatre | 15 Nov
Now, it may be the case that I very recently tipped a previous Miniaturists event, but I also have to tip this one, by law, because this particular edition marks this venerable institution’s tenth birthday, and that, dear readers, is more than worth celebrating. And just in case you missed my last tip, and Miniaturists in general, it’s an evening of great quality short plays, from both established and up and coming playwrights. On this occasion writers include Poppy Corbett, Stephen Jeffreys, Owen McCafferty, John O’Donovan, and recent TW interviewee James Fritz. See this page here for info and to book.
Stick Man | Leicester Square Theatre | 7 Nov-3 Jan (pictured)
My daughter was a bit smaller, she and I absolutely loved Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’, and I bet she would still love this show even though she’s these days consuming novels rather than picture books at high speed. We saw Scamp Theatre’s production a few years ago, and it was a slick and professional adaptation, so I think it’s fair to assume it will still be great. Quite nice and Christmassy, really, so you might want to wait a bit; on the other hand, you might want to get in there before it gets all festively busy. Info and tickets here.
Family Jazz Allstars | ArtsDepot | 15 Nov
And now, another family show (well, it is Sunday, after all), only this time it’s music. I am a big fan of music shows aimed at all ages, because let’s face it, kids like music too, but you don’t necessarily want to take them to a night time gig because, well, it will probably clash with bedtime. Described as a “fun filled family concert” and led by singer Juliet Kelly, it’s suitable for children aged 5-11. Take a look at the venue website here for more info and booking details.