Sam Attwater, star of West End hit Dreamboats And Petticoats and winner of the last series of Dancing On Ice, has thrown his support behind Kids Week 2011 and will be presenting this Wednesday’s launch event.
The actor, best known to many as EastEnders’ heartthrob Leon, is the latest star name to join the line up for the free afternoon of performances and workshops being staged at the Royal Festival Hall between 14:00 and 17:00 on 10 August.
The event, which will be opened by comedian and star of The Railway Children, Marcus Brigstocke, will feature performances from Billy Elliot The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Million Dollar Quartet and award-winning children’s dramatist David Wood OBE.
Kids and parents can even get involved with an English National Ballet taster session, a West End sing-along, learn a dance routine with the cast of Mamma Mia! or a spot of Tiger-Aerobics with The Tiger Who Came To Tea.
Kids Week in the West End is the annual festival of family fun that offers one child, aged 16 or younger, the chance to go to the theatre for free with every full paying adult. Another two children can even go at half price as part of the deal.
Running from 12 August to 4 September, shows taking part in Kids Week range from long-running comedy The 39 Steps to brand new musical Betty Blue Eyes, and from the Olivier Award-winning drama The Railway Children to the West End’s longest running musical Les Misérables. There is even the chance to get involved with activities offering young theatregoers a chance to experience a taste of theatre life first hand.