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The world’s most recognisable bridge has got to be London’s Tower Bridge. Image ©Clive Totman

Tower Bridge Exhibition

This year Tower Bridge celebrates its 120th birthday, and to fully appreciate it, we spent an afternoon enjoying the Tower Bridge Exhibition, its …

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Emil and the Detectives, The National Theatre

‘This stage adaptation of Erich Kastner’s novel is a charming story of a boy’s adventure in 1929 Germany. Emil and the large cast of child ‘detectives’ make great theatre for family audiences. Clever use of lighting and props too.’ Sonia Zubri ****

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Dickens Abridged, Arts Theatre

A hilarious performance of the life and literary works of Charles Dickens, told through comical story and song. The five American actors took us through 90 minutes of Dickens’ best loved works in a delightfully quick-witted manner that was both humorous and engaging. We loved it! Sonia Zubri ****

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

‘It’s definitely worth buying golden tickets for all the family to see this heart warming and imaginative musical. With chocolate rivers, inventive sweets and larger than life characters, this is a wonderfully uplifting musical. Great casting with Douglas Hodge as the eccentric Willy Wonka.’ Sonia Zubri *****

War Horse, New London Theatre

‘The combination of excellent puppetry, acting and compelling wartime story makes this a spectacular stage production of Michael Morpurgo’s book. We highly recommend it.’ Sonia Zubri *****

The Mouse Trap, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

‘A classic whodunit murder mystery set in an English country guesthouse. Filled with twists and turns, the play kept us guessing right to the very end. No wonder The Mousetrap has been entertaining audiences for over 60 years! Our children had never seen a murder mystery before, but thankfully it’s subtly done.’ Sonia Zubri ****

Venus and Adonis, The Globe

‘Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it: Afro-Elizabethan ladies wearing gold neck ruffles, tops with puffed shoulders and overskirts, faces with tribal markings, and the flowing rhythm of arms, bodies, and bare feet unmistakably grounded in Africa.’ Sonia Zubri

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Slava’s Snow Show, South Bank

‘A little disappointing, my kids didn’t think the clowns were funny. Audience participation at the end was the highlight. Suitable for 3-7 year olds.’ Sonia Zubri **

Oliver, Royal Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

‘The musical tale of Oliver is a great introduction for children to Dickensian London. Terrific child and adult cast, creative sets, well choreographed and highly memorable musical scores. A must see production!’ Sonia Zubri *****

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Stomp, Ambassadors Theatre

‘Foot stompingly brilliant! What an energetic performance! Long after the show, Stomp’s influence has continued to be felt in our home. The kids have been inspired to make music from all kinds of everyday objects around the house.’ Sonia Zubri ****