Children's Shows Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 24 Sep: The Hunting Of The Snark, Storyteller Storyteller, The Revlon Girl

By | Published on Sunday 17 September 2017

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

The Hunting Of The Snark | Greenwich Theatre | 24 Sep
It was on in London over the summer, but I was kind of distracted then because of that big arts festival that happens up north in August. And if you are, like me, prone to getting distracted in the summer (by festivals, yes, but also things like the great outdoors) then you might want to catch this before it heads out on a UK tour. By all accounts it’s a great, modern adaptation, and definitely worth taking your young ones along to, see the venue website here for more.

Storyteller Storyteller | The Albany | 24 Sep
And another children’s show, because it’s Sunday, and this is one I didn’t get distracted from in the past, because I saw it (with a child, obv) at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. It’s the work of one of my favourite children’s entertainment companies – Story Pocket Theatre – and is a (pretty much) wordless treat that relies on the well honed clowning skills and expressive faces of its excellent performers. For more information, see this page here.

The Revlon Girl | The Park Theatre | 19 Sep-14 Oct (pictured)
Finally, one for the adults. And to continue the vague theme… this was on in Edinburgh this summer, following a highly successful tour, but I sadly wasn’t able to see it. It’s had amazing reviews, and is based on the true story of the weekly meetings of a group of mothers bereaved by the appalling disaster at Aberfan. It’s an event that happened before I was born, but as a child I read about it and it affected me so much that it came to feel like a personal memory, so I really want to see this show. Click here for all the details.