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August 2019 / Diary / by Alice Leng

Doing it for the Kids

This month sees the welcome return of Kids Week, meaning that throughout August a child aged 16 or under can attend any participating show for free, as long as they are accompanied by a full paying adult. Kids Week offers a wide range of plays, musicals, comedies and children’s shows throughout the month, alongside some special activities including dance workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and Q&As. With the large variety of shows of offer, it could be the perfect way to spend your summer holidays and introduce your little ones to the world of theatre for free

Aliens Love Underpants

This quirky and hilarious tale, based on the best-selling children’s book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort will have you laughing your pants off! The show charts the story of aliens who come to Earth for an important mission: to steal humans’ underpants. Featuring original music and out of this world action, this exciting new production promises fun for the whole family.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4 – The Musical

The famous novel written by Sue Townsend has come to life and is making its West End debut this summer. Adrian’s not-so-secret diary gives an insight into his world; a typical teenager in 1980s Britain, experiencing family struggles, misunderstandings, homework struggles, unrequited loved and everything else in between. This critically acclaimed stage adaptation brings Adrian’s story to life and is perfect for a younger generation of theatre-goers.

The Gruffalo Live On Stage

This musical adaptation of the best-loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler brings adventure, magic and monstrous fun for children aged three and up – along with the rest of the family, of course. Join Mouse on a brave adventure through the deep dark wood as they search for hazel nuts, meeting the cunning Fox, eccentric old Owl and high-spirited Snake along the way.

Waitress

This highly successful Broadway show has been eagerly awaited in London having scored numerous awards. Waitress is the story of Jenna, an expert pie-maker stuck in a small town and a neglected marriage. The story unfolds as she dreams of bigger and better things, meeting a compassionate doctor and entering a life-changing baking contest. This American musical about friendship, motherhood, courage, and the magic of a well-made pie, is a must-see this August.

Peter Pan

The well-known tale of the boy who doesn’t grow up flies back into London this summer, following sold out shows. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow when visiting the Capital, the strong-willed Wendy helps him to find it, and her reward is an invitation to the magical world of Neverland. Featuring aerial acrobatics and live music from an on-stage band, this reimagined version of the much-loved story if filled with magic, mischief and make-believe.

For further information visit officiallondontheatre.com/kids-week