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16th Apr 2014
rubbish, southbank centre

RUBBISH – Southbank Centre, London.

Walking into the Purcell Room a ginormous pile of rubbish faces you, gently exuding smoke. The effect is intriguing which is heightened by the entrance of the four performers in their...

26th Dec 2013
snow play, bloomsbury theatre

SNOW PLAY – Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Mr Green (Patrick Lynch) returns from his summer holiday in Italy to find that winter has arrived – both inside and outside his house! For a visually enchanting and magical...

14th Dec 2013
snail and the whale

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE – St James Theatre, London.

I knew when I heard the line “I’m a ninja crab” that I loved this piece. From the start the actors interact with the children in the audience, answering their...

04th Dec 2013
dinosaur zoo

DINOSAUR ZOO – Phoenix Theatre, London.

Even as a fully grown adult, I enter the Phoenix Theatre with caution when taking my seat for Dinosaur Zoo, so as not to disrupt my surroundings and mark myself...

22nd Nov 2013
stick man

STICK MAN – Leicester Square Theatre, London.

Scamp Theatre have been touring this adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book; Stick Man for quite some time now and the popularity of this production...

21st Oct 2013
the poetryjoe show

THE POETRYJOE SHOW – Chelsea Theatre, London.

Word Pepper Theatre Company was co-founded by illustrator John O’Leary, alongside poet and playwright Joseph Coelho; who takes centre stage in the 50 minute performance; The PoetryJoe Show. The piece...

16th Apr 2013
Spot's Birthday Party, BargainTheatreland Interview


As one of the most iconic children animations from the past and present, David Wood’s adaptation of Spot’s Birthday Party has a reputation to upkeep within the 55 minutes running...

26th Mar 2013
potted potter deals directory bargaintheatreland


I’m not sure I can qualify exactly why I was so eager to Review Potted Potter. For a start, I have very little knowledge of, or interest in, Harry Potter...

17th Dec 2012


Since winning the Olivier award for best new musical in 2000 (beating both Mamma Mia and The Lion King), Honk! has been produced over 8000 times worldwide. A staggering achievement....

08th Dec 2012


Sell a Door Theatre Company’s small-scale Seussical is a family delight for sure, but perhaps not for the average adult theatregoer.

04th Dec 2012
Tall Stories. "Room On The Broom". The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.


We’re all kids at heart.  Aren’t we?  Well perhaps I’m past it, but you certainly are not.  Suitable for children of all ages though particularly aimed at those of three to eight years,...

09th Jul 2012


The last time I gave the Trojan War any thought was sat in a year 9 history lesson, so I knew that attending an open air production of The Oresteia Trilogy of Aeschylus would be an educational experience,...