From stories to the stage: Family-friendly shows based on books

By | Posted on 04-Mar-2019

From stories to the stage: Family-friendly shows based on books

See some of the greatest childhood stories to the stage across West End theatres at these incredible productions. Whether it’s a journey into the unique mind of Matilda Wormwood at Matilda the Musical or a childhood classic at The Tiger Who Came To Teaaudience members from 2-102 are sure to enjoy these childhood adventures coming to life right before their very eyes.

Stories to the stage: Watch a story come to life

Matilda

Matilda

The story of a little girl possessing an incredible telekinetic power that’s seen to believed, Matilda joins Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a Roald Dahl story which has been adapted for the stage. With an original score by British comedian Tim Minchin featuring songs including “Revolting Children” and “When I Grow Up”, follow Matilda Wormwood as she uses her powers for good especially when faced against her parents and her nasty headmistress Miss Trunchbull. See your favourite parts from the book and the film adaptation in this stage show at the Cambridge Theatre, which has won seven Olivier Awards to date.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Returning to the West End stage this Christmas, don’t miss out on The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book, flick open the pages and see your favourite characters leap out onto the stage. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the cruellest White Witch in a mythical, ethereal world like no other.