Kids Week in the West End at Royal Festival Hall (26 May; from 11am)


A¬† summer of theatre fun starts with a fantastic free family event¬† at¬† Southbank’s Centre¬† Royal Festival Hall with a range of exclusive¬† workshops,
arts and crafts activities and a performance from Thriller РLive making  West End Family Fun Day one you will  never forget.

The theatrical extravaganza will be held at  The  Clore Ballroom from 11am on Tuesday 26 May.

West¬† End¬† Family¬† Fun Day will feature songs from¬† the¬† cast¬† of Thriller¬† –¬† Live,¬† the¬† spectacular¬† show¬† that¬† celebrates¬† the legendary¬† career of the world’s undisputed king of pop,¬† Michael Jackson.

Parents and children will have the opportunity to¬† take part¬† in¬† a¬† fantastic¬† ballet workshop¬† hosted¬† by¬† the¬† English National¬† Ballet and a singing lesson taught by¬† Mary¬† King,¬† the voice¬† coach¬† to the stars of London theatre.¬† Plus, there’s¬† the chance to be put through your paces by the resident choreographer and the children’s resident director of Oliver! as they teach you the¬† words¬† and¬† moves to Consider Yourself, the much-loved¬† song from¬† the¬† hit West End musical.

The action-packed day¬† will¬† be presented¬† by Michael Absalom, aka Abs, the popular presenter¬† of CBBC’s hit TV show ‘Best of Friends’ and CBBC’s F1 commentator.

If¬† West End Family Fun Day puts a spring in your step and leaves you wanting more, then watch out for Kids Week as it takes centre stage¬† this¬† summer.¬†¬† Now¬† in its 12th year,¬† Kids¬† Week¬† offers children¬† aged 5 – 16 the opportunity to experience the magic¬† of London¬† theatre¬† for FREE!¬† From 14 to 28 August¬† 2009,¬† head¬† to London’s West End to see hit shows such as Wicked, Hairspray¬† and the brand new musical in town, Sister Act.¬† Whatever you’re into, whether¬† it’s smash hit musicals, comedies or captivating¬† plays, Kids¬† Week¬† guarantees¬† a great theatre experience¬† for¬† all¬† the family.

The  Kids Week ticket deal is simple Рone child (aged between  5 and  16)  can go absolutely FREE to any participating  show  when accompanied by a full paying adult, and another two children  can go for half price.

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