It wasn’t until my late teens that I finally got around to reading Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s tale of Toad and friends, but I still enjoyed it immensely and have indeed
Horrible Histories has been phenomenally successful, with an award-winning BBC TV show, over 60 books that have sold more than 25 million copies and, since 2010, a hit stage show.
Julia Donaldson, the current Children’s Laureate, writes simply magical books for children.
In 2011 Tucked In, ‘an award winning theatre company who create epic stories for tiny giants,' performed Tim and Light, and so enthralled my daughter that she voted it the best of the 20-or-s
If there were one subject I wish I knew more about, it would be Greek Mythology. All of those ancient Gods and Titans. Heroes and villains. It sounds fantastic! But where do you start?
With its timeless appeal and loved by children all over the world, everyone knows the story of Peter and the Wolf, the words and music constructed as a child’s introduction to the orchestra written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936.
There are any number of shows at the Fringe designed specifically for children, but very few are performed by young people themselves. Newbury Youth Theatre (NYT), founded over 28 years ago for young people aged between 14 and 21 years, returns to the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe for the 16th consecutive year.
The Famous Spiegeltent takes on a different atmosphere in daylight. Gone is the night club cabaret vibe and instead there is the quieter magic of a mirrored circus tent with a wooden floor instead of sawdust. It is the venue for the delightful children’s show The Boy and the Bunnet, that has been written by author and proponent of the Scots language, James Robertson, with music composed by traditional Scots musician, James Ross.
Developing language is what most of us spent the first several years of our life devoting a fair amount of time to.
Rumour has it that big, bad American magician Paul Nathan lost a bet, the forfeit was to do a show for children – and the I Hate Children Children’s Show was born.