Children's Shows Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 8 Dec: The Box Of Delights, Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales, Peter Pan

By | Published on Saturday 1 December 2018

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

The Box Of Delights | Wilton’s Music Hall | 30 Nov-5 Jan
“A boy on a train travelling home for the holidays, is about to be drawn into an ancient magical struggle, that will see him fighting not just for his life, but to save Christmas itself.” This acclaimed adaptation of the well-loved classic children’s novel by John Masefield returns to Wiltons Music Hall by popular demand…. and that’s quite exciting, isn’t it? Make sure you make it this season. Head this way to book your tickets before they all run out.

Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales | Unicorn Theatre | 13 Nov-6 Jan
This is another one I have been saving for closer-to-Christmas, but we’re not far off now, so let’s go for it. This one isn’t for toddlers – the guide says 8+ – but good to have something for the older ones. “Enter a world of powerful witches, enchanted forest creatures, careless parents and fearless children as they embark on adventures full of magic, gore, friendship, and bravery.” Yes, I would like that very much, thank you. See the venue website here for details.

Peter Pan | Park Theatre | 5 Dec-5 Jan (pictured)
Is Peter Pan intrinsically Christmassy? I am not sure it is, but yet it seems so to me, presumably because it is traditionally staged at this time of year. Anyway, this looks great. “In 1904 J.M. Barrie premiered one of the greatest adventures to ever play on a theatrical stage. Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly. With the help of a little sprinkle of fairy dust, Peter Pan will be a thrilling theatrical treat this Christmas.” All the info right about here.