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Spring 2020 at The Albany - family shows and events

Season preview

THE ALBANY has announced its Spring 2020 programme and there are many new shows and events for families to enjoy. Here are just a few….

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon based on the book by Michael Morpurgo – at The Albany on Sunday, February 2 at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets: £7/£24 family ticket. Ages 3+.

Each year high up in the snowy mountains, the villagers of Dorta make a noisy ruckus to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away. But this year is different.

One cold winter morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary… a baby dragon asleep in the woodshed!
Will Mimi be brave enough to reach the top of the mountain and take the baby dragon back home?

The Little Prince – at the Albany. School performances: Wednesday, February 12 to Friday, February 14 at 10.30am and 1pm. Tickets £7 (group offer: book 10 or more tickets and get every 11th ticket free). Public performances: Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 at 11am and 2pm. Tickets: £12/£8 concessions/£34 family ticket. Ages 5+.

Broken down in the Sahara Desert, desperate to repair her fighter jet, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince. As he recounts his adventures, the pilot re-discovers the power of belief, the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship.

In Inua Ellams’ magical retelling of the much loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the Little Prince descends from an African race in a parallel galaxy, travelling across time and space seeking help to bring peace to his warring planet.

Comfortable Classical: The Maple Tree – a work in progress presented by City Of London Sinfonia – at Canada Water Theatre on Friday, February 28 at 1.30pm. Pay-What-You-Decide. All Ages. Relaxed.

The Maple Tree invites anyone and everyone, from young children to older adults, to experience orchestral music.

In this short, relaxed concert, join City of London Sinfonia musicians on a journey into the woods and enjoy music inspired by soaring birds, great trees, buzzing bees and the warmth of the fireside.

Drag Queen Story Time – at Canada Water Theatre on Friday, February 21 at 11am and 2pm. Pay-What-You-Decide. Ages 3+.

Drag Queen Story Time is a fun, inclusive, storytelling session for children. Fairy tales will be brought to life by local Drag Queens, featuring conventional fairy tales as well as feminist fairy tales and gender fluid novels aimed at young children.

DQST events aim to provide a safe environment in which children, teachers and parents can encounter LGBTQ+ representation in a fun and engaging way. This event is part of LGBT+ History Month.

Outside the Igloo – at The Albany on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets: £7/£24 family ticket. Ages 4+. Relaxed performance on February 22 at 1pm.

From the makers of the Chit Chat Chalk Show comes this interactive, icy adventure for young explorers.

Sit amongst the set and performers to help three penguins on their amazing wintery journey. When three penguin friends put down their screens and step out of their igloo for the first time, they embark on an adventure of discovery and magic, following cracks in the ice, scaling enormous mountains and swimming in freezing lakes.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers – at Canada Water Theatre on Saturday, May 16 at 1pm and 3pm. At the Albany on Sunday, March 8 at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets: £7/£24 family ticket. Ages 5+.

All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing! Only The Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders can save the stories – and they need your help.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is an interactive theatrical experience for the whole family. A thrilling story told through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits.

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