Nine top Christmas family shows

The weeks leading up to Christmas are the perfect time to take a theatre-shaped pause in the middle of all that gift-buying and food-eating. As…

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WIN tickets for Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas at the Lyric, Hammersmith

After watching Bugsy Malone in the newly refurbished Lyric Hammersmith, we were excited to hear the acclaimed stage version of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas is…

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Wintry fun at Discover Children’s Story Centre

Just before Christmas, we visited one of our favourite places in London: Discover Children’s Story Centre, in Stratford. The reason for our trip was One…

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Christmas Picks

Yah boo sucks, it’s Twelfth Night. To cheer myself up, I thought I’d post a wee Instagram round-up here of some of my Christmas picks.…

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Christmas with kids

We’re about to bid adieu for a few days, while we hunker down for some good old family Christmas time. Yuletide festivities have always been…

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The Cat in the Hat at the Pleasance, London – review

I’ve been to a few shows this winter, but the Pleasance Theatre’s Cat in the Hat has been the most enjoyable family treat so far.…

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Rose Theatre – review

It can’t be often that you emerge from the theatre, confident you’ve seen the fledgeling performance of a show so spectacular it’s bound to run,…

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The Seven ages of Santa

He’s a rum old chap, that Santa. He lays low for eight months of the year, then – pow! – he’s popping up all over…

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What’s in YOUR Christmas stocking?

Sigh….I’ve been thinking a lot about Benedict Cumberbatch recently. Those leonine good looks, that well-balanced voice, his piercing, intelligent eyes….since hearing him dramatise Kafka’s Metamorphosis…

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