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Children at the Bloomsbury - Autumn 2012

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE BLOOMSBURY Theatre has announced its children’s programme for Autumn 2012 and it includes:

Horrible Histories – October 2 to October 13.

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill adults as well as their children.

The Terrible Tudors

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

Performance Schedule:

Tueday, October 2 at 10.30am.
Wednesday, October 3 at 10.30am.
Thursday, October 4 at 1.30pm.
Saturday, October 6 at 2.30pm and 6pm.
Monday, October 8 at 10.30am.
Thursday, October 11 at 1.30pm.
Friday, October 12 at 10.30am.
Saturday, October 13 at 2.30pm.

Vile Victorians

What exactly did a baby farmer do? Can you escape the misery of the mines or the filth of the factories? Do your best to dodge the rotten railway and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade!

Performance Sshedule:

Wednesday, October 3 at 1.30pm.
Thursday, October 4 at 10.30am.
Saturday, October 6 at 10.30am.
Tuesday, October 9 at 10.30am.
Wednesday, October 10 at 1.30pm.
Thursday, October 11 at 10.30am.
Saturday, October 13 at 10.30am.

Tickets: Full £19.50, £15.50 (child), £16.50 (concessions), £65 (family: 2 adults, 2 children).

Tom’s Midnight Garden – Wednesday, December 12, 2012 to Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Is it possible to travel back in time? Tom has always believed it cannot be done, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, Tom is transported to a secret garden from the past.

Here he meets Hatty and together these two new friends enjoy fantastic adventures in a magical wonderland. But with each new journey through time, strange things begin to happen – and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden!

Tom’s Midnight Garden is presented by The Birmingham Stage Company, whose previous work includes acclaimed productions of The Jungle Book, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Horrible Histories.

Tom’s Midnight Garden is adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Philippa Pearce.

Tickets: £19.50, £14.50 (child), £16.50 (concs), £64 (family: 2 adults, 2 children).

For more information and to book, call the box office on 020 7388 8822 or visit