Follow Us on Twitter

Jacksons Lane - Autumn 2014 (children)

Season preview

JACKSONS Lane has announced its Autumn 2014 programme for children and it includes:

Hugless Douglas from Blunderbus – Sunday, October 5 at 12pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3 – 7. Tickets: £8.95.

Blunderbus presents this delightful new show which comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and high energy storytelling. Little cubs will love this heart-warming tale, but grown-up bears will have lots of fun too.

The Princess & the Pea from Tutti Frutti – Sunday, October 12 at 12pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £8.95.

Mike Kenny and the inventive Tutti Frutti team create a funny, original and beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale.

The Party! – a brand new circus show for all the family – Tuesday, October 28 to Saturday, November 1 at 12pm and 3pm. Tickets £9.95; Family Ticket (five people): £42.

This half term, you are invited to join in the biggest and best birthday party of all time, a totally madcap celebration where four boys and girls come together to celebrate a birthday. Watch as the games go hilariously wrong and the party gets out of control in a feast of cupcakes, clowning, juggling and tumbling as well as a crazy upside down cyclist!

The Queen’s Knickers, presented by Southbank Centre and The Egg, Bath – Sunday, November 2 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 2+. Tickets: £9.95.

What would you do if you lost the Queen’s pants? Dilys, the Queen’s maid, is the royal custodian of her Majesty’s ‘intimate apparel’, otherwise known as the Queen’s knickers. She guards HRH’s smalls as if they were the crown jewels. She would be mortified if anyone got a glimpse of them. But one day the knickers go missing, causing a national state of emergency and a diplomatic incident of catastrophic proportions.

A celebration of the garments we all wear, but never show, this children’s classic is inventively told by two ‘elastic’ actors.

The Falcon’s Malteser from New Old Friends – Tuesday, November 4 to Saturday, November 8 at 7pm (plus 2pm Saturday matinee). Tickets: £14.95/£12.95; 3 For 2 Friday; Early Bird Discount: Book before Monday, October 6 and save 10%.

This hilarious family show follows the adventures of the hopelessly inept private detective, Tim Diamond, and his sharp-witted brother, Nick. In this brand new, high-energy version of Anthony Horowitz’s famous novel, audiences follow the Diamond Brothers Detective agency on a thrilling case to discover just what is so important about the box of Maltesers.

Presented especially for family audiences, The Falcon’s Malteser draws upon the comic song writing pedigree of the New Old Friends’ national debut tour (the five-star Silly Songs of Shakespeare) with puppetry, slapstick and a cast of four playing multiple roles.

Michael Rosen’s Big Book of Bad Things by Michael Rosen – Sunday, November 9 at 12pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 7+. Tickets: £9.95.

From much-loved children’s author Michael Rosen comes this storytelling show full of family jokes and school disasters. Be ready to learn the Michael Rosen Rap, join in riding a Boogy Woogy Buggy, not being allowed to breathe in class, and learning the Yiddish word for ‘crazy’.

Dare to Sea from Peut Etre and La Manoeuvre in a co-production with Jacksons Lane – Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16 at 12pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 4+. Tickets £8.95.

On the beach the man hesitates and dithers – he is afraid of water. Yet the woman who was beside him a split-second ago has just dived among the folds of the waves…

Join Peut-Être Theatre and La Manoeuvre and plunge into a beautiful new world teeming with wild fish, juggling mermaids and dark creatures in the abyss. It is a dangerous and marvellous place where love and courage collide in an acrobatic dance.

Dare to Sea is a Franco-British collaboration bringing together dancers, circus and visual artists in a magical family journey with hand-made animated projections, juggling and an original score.

Hansel & Gretel from Red Earth Theatre in association with Derby Theatre – Sunday, November 23 at 12pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £8.95. Both performances will be BSL interpreted.

Follow two brave and resourceful children as they take the path deep into the woods. Red Earth’s retelling of one of the most popular and powerful of all fairy tales is atmospheric, funny and free-spirited – the perfect play for children who will grow up to be fearless.

Emily Brown and the Thing from Tall Stories – Saturday, December 6, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £12.95.

Something MONSTROUS is keeping Emily Brown awake…

Tall Stories (creators of the hugely popular Gruffalo stage show) present their brand new show based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (writer of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton.

One winter’s evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit, Stanley, hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. So Emily Brown and Stanley set off on an incredible adventure through the Dark and Scary Wood, the Whirling Wastes and beyond, to find the Thing’s cuddly, his bedtime milk and his medicine… But nothing seems to help him settle.

What’s really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?

For more information or to book, visit