Children's Shows Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 16 Dec: Dandelion, Hansel & Gretel, The boy Under The Christmas Tree

By | Published on Sunday 9 December 2018

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

Dandelion | King’s Head Theatre | 16-17 Dec
The latest production from all-female theatre company Paperclip Theatre. “Margate, 1988. Clause 28 has just been introduced, making ‘the promotion of homosexuality’ illegal in schools. But what does that really mean for 16 year old Claire, who’s just had an unexpected kiss? Or for her teacher Ann, who’s determined to lead a ‘normal’ life with her girlfriend? With their stories interwoven, Claire and Ann are both trying to find their place in a society that’s enforcing their silence. 30 years on from Clause 28, Dandelion explores the fall-out from this damaging legislation.” Details here.

Hansel & Gretel | The Place | 15-24 Dec (pictured)
This sounds fab, Uchenna Dance’s version of the Hansel and Gretel story, which weaves different dance styles together – house, waacking and vogue with African and contemporary dance – and features an original musical score by Ghanaian composer Kweku Aacht. Looks like a very colourful and engaging adaptation, brilliant for a pre-Christmas treat for ages 5+. See the venue website here for more.

The Boy Under The Christmas Tree | King’s Head Theatre | 11 Dec-5 Jan
And back over to the King’s Head theatre now for this Christmas themed comedy from Glenn Chandler: “What would you do if you found a handsome young man almost naked under your Christmas tree? This is the dilemma that faces aspiring comedian Lawrence Bennett when he wakes up on Christmas morning, after a bad gig and with a king-size hangover, and wonders if Santa Claus has finally delivered. The beautiful youth doesn’t know how he got there or what his name is or where he came from.” Info and tickets right about here.