Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
IF YOU'RE looking for something different, possibly to suit a
wider age range, the capital has several such shows, this coming
Angel Point at the Magic Eye Theatre, runs from
December 6 - December 22 and is suitable for 3 year olds and over.
Angel Point, from Theresa Early and Roger Goslyn,
poses the question, 'Do angels still get mixed up in human affairs?'
And looking for answers, will be a cast of professional actors
and local children.
Babette's Feast at the Royal Opera House Linbury
Studio, runs from December 17 - January 4 and is suitable for
9 year olds and over. A one-act opera based on Isak Dinesen's
short story set in Norway, Babette's Feast explores the
symbolic and redemptive power of food. A programme of family workshops,
pre-show talks and post-performance discussions is included.
Disney on Ice 'Toy Story' at Earl's Court, runs
from December 29 - January 3. With a title that speaks for itself,
great skating and an informal atmosphere, what more could you
want for an unforgettable night out with family and friends?
A Doll's House, by Galleon Theatre Company,
at Greenwich Playhouse, from December 7 to January 9, 2005. Set
at Christmas, against an apparently idyllic backdrop of marital
bliss and domestic cheer, A Doll’s House shows
that marriage is not sacrosanct, and that the prime duty which
an individual has is to discover who they are and then to become
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Dralion, at the
Royal Albert Hall, runs from January 9 - January 31 and is suitable
for 7 year olds and over. A post-Christmas treat, Dralion
is Cirque du Soleil at its very best - superlative circus skills
combined with music, stunning sets and colourful costumes.
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (pictured)
at Sadler's Wells, runs from November 30 - January 16 and is suitable
for 10 year olds and over. Bourne's production is a daring, all-male
ballet set, of course, to Tchaikovsky's beautiful music. (Further
The Mikado at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond,
runs from December 15 - February 12 and is suitable for 8 year
olds and over. But beware - this is Chris Monk's new version of
the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, and exchanges the original
Japanese setting for an English cricket pitch.
Pippin, at the Union Theatre, in Southwark,
is a jovial character who, according to the PR, was born 'to be
King'. But he has a problem – boredom! Tired of books, war
and love, he sets out on a magical journey in his quest for true
happiness. The play runs from December 8 to January 8.
The Pirates of Penzance at the Coliseum, runs
from December 4 - February 15 and is suitable for 5 year olds
and over (under fives will not be admitted). Another work from
Gilbert and Sullivan.
Rumplestiltskin and Other Grizzly Tales runs
from November 30 to December 23 at the New Wimbledon
Theatre Studio. Billed as a feast of funny, silly and chilling
stories from far and wide, tales will include such classics as
The Elves and The Shoemaker, from The Brothers Grimm
and The Princess and The Pea, by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, runs from
December 8 - January 9 and is suitable for 3 year olds and over.
Its seventh year in the West End, The Snowman is an adaptation
of Raymond Brigg's delightful story about a boy, whose snowman
comes to life on Christmas Eve. (Further