From songs and stories to music and crafts, the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is excited to present a variety of children’s entertainment this October half-term! Taking over the theatre’s main stage on 22 and 23 October is the most delightful tale of friendship and bravery ever to be seen on stage, Tabby McTat! This magical, musical show has songs, laughter and a heart-warming tale of friendship 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 £13 (plus 65p QNew Transformation Fee). Fans of String-a-long-a-Puppet’s puppet shows such as Hansel and Gretel can sing along with the swashbuckling adventure The Pirate Squad & the Search for Mermaid’s Lagoon, on 19 October at 10.30am and 12pm. This original puppet show packed with audience participation and catchy songs, and suitable for ages 2+. Tickets are £5 for children and £10 for adults. We also have the delightful Back In Time For Breakfast on 26 October at 11.30am. This wonderful show features playful puppetry, interactive sets, imaginative storytelling and much more! It is suitable for ages 3+ and tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for a child, with £25 family tickets (2 adults, 2 children). For the budding scientists there’s the fabulous Bubble Science Show on 24 October at 1pm. This wonderous sixty-minute show combines breath-taking artistry, surprising science, plenty of audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks. For those that love getting creative there’s a range of jam-packed Create & Play Mornings on Thursday 24 October and Friday 25 October. Themes include Mischevious Monsters and Ghostly Ghouls. 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. Highlights also include a Musical Theatre Masterclass for those who love performing (Wednesday 23 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 22 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 book online.