The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is excited to present its variety of shows and workshops to keep children entertained during the summer holidays. From songs and stories to music and crafts, there’s something for kids big and small to enjoy.

Taking over the Theatre’s main stage from 30 July to 1 August is the ‘brilliantly inventive and engaging’ (The Stage) smash-hit production, We’re Going on A Bear Hunt direct from London’s West End. Families with little ones aged 3+ can join a group of fearless adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way. Be warned, the ending is not quite the same as the much-loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Tickets are £12.50 per person and £10 for groups of 10 (plus 65p QNew Transformation Fee). Performances take place at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 July; 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday 31 July and 1.30pm on Thursday 1 August. A relaxed performance is also available at 10.30am on Thursday 1 August. Bookings for the relaxed performance can only be made by calling the Box Office on 01708 443333 or in person at the Theatre.

Children aged 9 – 16 who love musicals have a wonderful opportunity to participate in Musical in a Week from Monday 5 – Friday 9 August. Youngsters will work with a director and musical director to produce a condensed version of a well-known musical and perform it at the Queen’s Theatre to family and friends. Places are £100 and the workshops run from 10am – 4pm daily.

For those that love getting creative there’s a range of jam-packed Create & Play Mornings from Tuesday 23 July to Wednesday 31 July. Themes include Surprising Superheroes (23 July), Puppet Pirates (24 July), Beside the Seaside (30 July) and Daring Dragons (31 July). Little ones aged 4 – 6 years will be able to use their imagination and enjoy two hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. Workshops run from 10am – 12 noon and cost £10, and parents can book three sessions for the price of two.

Fans of Little Mix will be able to sing and dance along to all of their favourite pop hits with the high-energy tribute show We Love Little Mix on Saturday 17 August at 7pm. Tickets are £16 (plus 65p QNew Transformation fee) and the show is suitable for all ages.

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