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The cast of Mrs Doubtfire

New shows in Kids Week

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 8 June 2023, Last Updated 12 July 2023

With so many great new shows in Kids Week it can be hard to know what to pick! So we’ve distilled it down into a handy list of all the fab first-timers, with a handy one-sentence synopsis of what it’s about and why your kids will love it!

Ain’t Too Proud

From the creators of Jersey Boys comes this new musical jam-packed with hits from The Temptations like My Girl and Papa Was A Rolling Stone – you’ll be dancing in your seats.

Aspects of Love

Another of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s love stories for the ages – ft the fantastic Michael Ball – takes you on a whirlwind tour around Paris with romance, heartbreak and betrayal across three generations.

Bleak Expectations

Woman with unusually big hand

Find a different celebrity narrator each week in this hilarious slapstick take on a Dickens-style story, featuring Alexander Armstrong, Stephen Fry, Ben Miller and Nish Kumar throughout August.

The Choir of Man

The cast dancing

Set in the great British pub, this is a story of male friendships and community, accompanied by folk, rock and pop songs you already know re-arranged into foot-stomping a cappella.

Crazy For You

Head to 1930s New York and follow the ups and downs of a wannabe actor, full of love, drama, mistaken identities in a show full of swinging hits and incredible costumes.

The Crown Jewels

Colonel Blood and his rag-tag accomplices are planning to steal the Crown Jewels – starring Al Murray, Mel Giedroyc, Joe Thomas and Carrie Hope Fletcher this hilarious heist is based on a true story!

The Crucible

See the incredible classic play brought to new life with dramatic staging and head to 17th century Salem, where a group of children wreak havoc in a town gripped by paranoia and fear.

The Dream

Midsummer Night’s Dream is brought into the 2020s, with footballers, pop stars and tech billionaires – think Shakespeare, but with influencers.

Elephant And Piggie’s ‘We Are In A Play’

With a band of singing squirrels and the two best, best, bestus friends of all time, this charming tale is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the theatre.

The Everywhere Bear

Julia Donaldson’s best-selling story of a lost teddy bear is brought to life with rhyme music and puppets.


Described as ‘comedy-meets-rock-band-meets-punk-clown-mayhem’ – what more could you want?

I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical

From auditions to on-stage mistakes, from drama students to divas, this show runs the whole gamut on musicals on-stage and off – if your kid loves musicals, then they’re sure to love this meta musical about musicals!

Mermaids And Pirates

Long Gone Silver and his hapless gang of pirates encounters an island full of super cool mermaids, leading to chaos infused with calypso songs, salsa dancing and a singing parrot – you know you want to.

Mrs. Doubtfire

If you loved the 1993 film, introduce your kids to the funny and heart-warming tale of Mrs. Doubtfire, with original songs and all the best moments from the comedy classic.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Winner of Best Musical Revival at this year’s Oliviers, this is Oklahoma like you’ve never seen it before – dark, wild, raunchy and fun, you’ll be talking about it for ages.

Tales From Acorn Wood

Another of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s idyllic story books brought to life on stage, this enchanting show set deep in Acorn Wood will enthral kids and enchant adults alike.

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

This iconic production takes Shakespeare’s classic and translates it into the world of contemporary dance, as beautiful as it is moving.

The Smeds and The Smoos

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, treat your children to the charming story of star-crossed aliens that they already know live on stage!

The SpongeBob Musical

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Trip trap your way down to Coram’s Fields to see a musical version of the old folk tale in a gorgeous alfresco setting.

The Verge of Forever

As two teenagers embark on the journey through drama school auditions, their love and their dedication to their dreams are tested.

The Wizard of Oz

This production of the well-loved classic is brand new, with original songs Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See The Wizard and more, and starring Jason Manford, Ashley Banjo, Gary Wilmot, Dianne Pilkington, Louis Gaunt, Georgia Onuorah and more!!!


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