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Family shows at The Albany - Autumn 2018

Season preview

THE ALBANY has several family shows lined up for Autumn 2018 and they include:

Hey Diddle Diddle from Goblin Theatre – Sunday, September 23 (the Albany) and Saturday, October 6 (Canada Water Theatre) at 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £7; £24 family ticket.

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery as Goblin Theatre jump and jive to the music in a brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme. With original songs played live on stage and puppetry.

Stories on a String presented by Dotted Line Theatre and Polyglot Arts – at Canada Water Theatre on Saturday, October 20 at 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 6+. Tickets: £7; £24 family ticket.

Stories on a String brings the mysteries of the Amazon jungle to life through live Brazilian music, songs and puppetry.

City girl Jacina must leave her Facebook-fuelled life to travel on a quest for her grandma. But there’s no WiFi in the rain forest, so when her phone stops working, Jacina feels lost and afraid… She must rely on her eyes, her ears and her heart as the creatures of the jungle reveal to her a new path and a way back home.

Sleepyhead presented by Michael Fowkes and Little Angel Theatre – at Canada Water Theatre on Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 at 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 2+. Tickets: £7; £24 family ticket.

Dad’s usually got some tricks up his sleeve to help send Baby off to the Land of Nod. But tonight, Baby has other ideas… As soon as Dad’s out of the way, Baby gets his hands on the magic top hat and when his friend Rabbit shows up the fun and games really begin!

The Selfish Giant from Wrongsemble – at The Albany on Thursday, October 25 at 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £7; £24 family ticket.

In a very cold, grey town, not too far away, hidden behind a crumbling wall and a thousand signs which say ‘KEEP OUT’, lives…The Selfish Giant. Oscar Wilde’s classic tale is reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family.

Butterflies presented by Tangled Feet and Half Moon Theatre – Sunday, November 4 (The Albany) and Saturday, November 10 (Canada Water Theatre) at 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets :£7; £24 family ticket.

Join our intrepid characters as they step into the unknown in an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breath-taking physicality, touching humour and a specially commissioned musical score.

The Chit Chat Chalk Show presented by Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre – at The Albany on Sunday, November 18 at 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £7; £24 family ticket.

Follow Kiko, a confused young girl, struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in. With the help of her quirky friends, she embarks upon a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique! This interactive show could get a little bit chalky, so please wear suitable clothing!

Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley presented by Get Lost and Found – at Deptford Lounge on Sunday, November 25 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £7; £24 family ticket.

Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination for an unforgettable journey to Moomin Valley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief!

Pinocchio presented by Nearly There Yet in association with Proteus, The Albany and Arc Stockton – at The Albany from Sunday, December 2 to Saturday, December 29 (times vary). Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £12, £8 concessions, £34 family ticket, £8 groups of 10+ (plus every 11th ticket free).

Jaw dropping circus, hilarious puppets, and a magical set and soundtrack combine in this new look at this well-known story. Pinocchio is full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs for a second. Selected performances are relaxed, audio described, and are BSL interpreted.

A Pair of Pantos presented by Marlborough and The Albany – at Canada Water Theatre on Friday, December 21 at 7pm and Saturday, December 22 at 1.30pm and 7pm. Suitable for ages 7+. Tickets: £12, £8 concession, £34 family ticket.

A Pair of Pantos is a transpositive, all-gender-inclusive, queer pantomime mash-up for all the family and all families. Enjoy the twists and turns, laughs and loopholes, confusions and connections of this fizzy and funny fight for family, identity and fairness.

For more information about what’s on at The Albany and to book tickets, call the box office on 020 8692 4446 or visit