Summer holiday fun for kids includes monstrous hit The Gruffalo’s Child

From songs and stories to music and crafts, the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is excited to present a variety of children’s entertainment this Summer Holiday. Taking over the theatre’s main stage from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 August is one of the cuddliest monsters ever to be seen on stage, The Gruffalo’s Child. Following last year’s sell out run of The Gruffalo, this magical, musical sequel returns with more songs, laughter and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups. The production is based on the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and tickets are £12.50. There will also be a Relaxed Performance of The Gruffalo’s Child on Thursday 9 August at 11am. Fans of Little Mix will be able to sing and dance along to all of their favourite pop hits with the high-energy The Little Mix Experience on Sunday 22 July at 6pm. Tickets are £16 and the show is suitable for all ages. For those that love getting creative there’s a range of jam-packed Create & Play Mornings from Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August. Themes include Purr-fect Pets, Alien Adventures, Jungle Drums, Beside the Seaside and Under the Sea. 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. There’s also a fantastic range of children’s entertainment on offer throughout October half term for families who want to book early. Highlights include a brand new puppet musical for children aged 2+ of the classic fairy tale The Elves and the Shoemaker (Saturday 20 October at 10.30am and 12 noon); a Musical Theatre Masterclass for those who love performing (Monday 22 October at 10am for 6-9 years and at 1pm for 10-14 years) and a Street Dance Masterclass taught by an industry professional (Tuesday 23 October at 10am for 6-9 years and 1pm for 10-14 years). For more information and to book tickets for any of these shows or workshops call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or go online at   

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