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 – Live 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 – one 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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