Children's Shows Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 5 Apr: Much Ado About Puffin, Frogman, Giant Jam Sandwich

By | Published on Thursday 29 March 2018

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

Much Ado About Puffin | Polka Theatre | 4-15 Apr
I thought I would start today with a children’s show, because, as any parent of school-going children doth know, there’s still quite a lot of Easter holiday left; and while I know you’ll be taking your children out to green spaces and tiring them out and stuff like that, now that the weather’s looking a bit less snowy, there’s a lot to be said for going to see a lovely children’s show in a dark room for an hour. Especially one with a punny title like that. Details here.

Frogman | Shoreditch Town Hall | 4-14 Apr (pictured)
But now, one for the grown-ups (though it does feature some very young performers) from renowned theatre makers Curious Directive. It’s a virtual reality/live theatre hybrid telling the story of Meera, who is forced to revisit the memories of the past, as a murder investigation is launched in the present. It’s already won much acclaim, notably at the edfringe in 2016, and it’s been reworked a bit, presumably to make it even better, if that’s possible. See the venue website here for info.

Giant Jam Sandwich | Pleasance Theatre | 4-8 Apr
“One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. Noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don’t mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea…” And yes, another treat for the small people in your life, and this is one our reviewer was very taken with when it was on in Edinburgh last summer, using words like “charming” and “enthralled”. Head this way to book your tickets.