There is always so much on offer in London for children in the run up to Christmas. Last December we went to see the brilliant Matilda, Snow Queen and The Snowman. It’s the perfect way to get in the Christmas mood especially if you get the opportunity to take in the Christmas lights whilst ensuring you don’t get caught in the crowds doing their last minute shopping.
Our Christmas show season has started early for us this year with a trip to see the brilliantly irresistible Stickman at the Leicester Square Theatre. It’s performed by Scamp Theatre who put on a run of Tiddler and Other Teriffic Tales at the Southbanks’s Udderbelly. If you have young children (between the ages of 4-7) then I really recommend The Stickman.
In case you are a grandparent or someone who is in charge of booking a Christmas Show but isn’t that familiar with contemporary children’s books, Stickman is the festive offering from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. As well as Stickman the pair have collaborated to write and illustrate some of the best picture books including The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale, ZOG and my favourite, Room on the Broom.