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Kids Week fans review West End hits

Published 22 August 2014

We’re two-thirds through Kids Week and thousands of children have been flooding through Theatreland’s doors to enjoy a theatrical treat as part of our Kids Go Free campaign. Running alongside this year’s event is the return of Critics Corner, the prize draw that challenges the littlest theatregoers through to our teenage Kids Week fans to put their reviewing skills to the test and turn theatre critic.

Take a look at just a few of our favourite entries so far and, if you’re heading to a Kids Week show this fortnight, take a look at the Kids Week website for details of how your child can take part and enter the prize draw to win a £150 Ticketmaster gift card and Kids Week goody bag.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Show: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Critic: George aged nine-years-old

They say: “All credit to the actor who played [Charlie], I was stunned!”

Hetty Feather

Show: Hetty Feather

Critic: Isabella aged six-years-old

They say: “[My favourite character is] Hetty because she is brave.”

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two! 

Show: Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two!

Critic: Ruby aged eight-years-old

They say: “Queen Victoria was really good at rapping and teddy bear rolls.”

Jeeves And Wooster 

Show: Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense

Critic: Gus aged 12-years-old

They say: “I thought the best bit was when Seppings was being Rodrick Spode and kept having to be wheeled out.”

Les Misérables 

Show: Les Misérables

Critic: Isabella aged 10-years-old

They say: “[My favourite character is] Gavroche because he is a small boy like my brother. I loved Little People. I didn’t, however, like it when he died.”

Matilda The Musical

Show: Matilda The Musical

Critic: Thomas aged nine-years-old

They say: “The horrible head teacher Mrs Trunchbull HATES children!”

Miss Saigon 

Show: Miss Saigon

Critic: Rebecca aged 13-years-old

They say: “[The best bit is] the marriage scene between Kim and Chris. It’s romantic, beautifully staged and very realistic.”

The Phantom Of The Opera

Show: The Phantom Of The Opera

Critic: Elvira aged 14-years-old

They say: “I personally loved [Christine’s] decision in the end… amazing!”

Thriller Live 

Show: Thriller Live

Critic: Cailan aged nine-years-old

They say: “[The best bit is] when he performed Smooth Criminal.”


Show: Wicked

Critic: Grace aged nine-years-old

They say: “My favourite character was Glinda because she was very silly, funny and always wore pretty clothes.”

Visit the Kids Week website for a closer look at some of last year’s entries.


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