OUR SHOWS & BOOKS


NEW FOR DECEMBER 2018


A brand new Christmassy adventure from the team who brought you The Three Little Christmas Pigs and The Forgotten Christmas ElfThe Christmas Crocodile tells the tale of Clara, her young family, and how a local legend was born with a little bit of Christmas Magic….and a Crocodile!


During World War 1 Sopwiths, the local aircraft factory, employed thousands of women to help make planes. But once the guns fell silent, the demand for aircraft fell and the women found themselves out of work.  Local legend has it that a group of these women didn’t want to return to the kitchen sink, so instead, they took the offcuts of wood left over from making the planes and created a pull along toy known as The Kingston Crocodile. The toys were then sold in Bentalls during Christmas 1919, marketed as “The Newest and Cleverest Mechanical Toy Ever Invented!”


The Christmas Crocodile takes this legend and turns it into a magical story for little ones to enjoy. We follow Clara and her young family as they navigate their way into peacetime with a big dollop of Christmas magic, a Crocodile that comes to life and most of all, their love for one another.


Story Storks return to the stage this year with an interactive show full of fun, laughter, phonics, counting, dance, song, shapes, puppetry, a life-size plane and a story that will keep little ones and their grown-ups entertained for the whole hour. 

 

Event Details

Tickets are on sale at the Rose Theatre Box Office - click HERE to book.  

This event is at Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AQ.

 

Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years (and their grown-ups!)


Running time: 60 mins


Performances Tue 11-Thu 13 Dec are schools' performances and can be booked by calling the box office on 020 8174 0090. 

THE THREE LITTLE CHRISTMAS PIGS - THE BOOK!


AVAILABLE FROM 23rd NOVEMBER 2017

A wonderfully witty retelling of the fairy tale classic The Three Little Pigs, with a great big Christmassy Twist....


...because at Christmas time, it's not just the big bad wolf who comes down the chimney!




Perfect for kids who love Santa, this book contains a laugh out loud story and beautiful illustrations to get everyone in the mood for Christmas. But more than this, the book is packed full of 'storytelling know-how' to boost early years literacy or give new readers a chance to practise their skills. The kids won't know of course - they'll just think they're having fun with stories! 
 
Perfect for babies, toddlers and big kids up to the age of 8, The Three Little Christmas pigs is the perfect book to share with the family during the festive season.

Click HERE for more details on how this book can help and inspire your child to become a reader for pleasure.


THE THREE LITTLE CHRISTMAS PIGS


DECEMBER 2017


Arthur Cotterill Theatre, Kingston College, KT1 2AQ


A brand new Christmassy adventure from the team who brought you The Forgotten Christmas Elf and Princess Island, The Three Little Christmas pigs tells the traditional tale of Piggy Straw, Piggy Sticks, and Piggy Bricks, but at Christmas time it’s not just Big Bad Wolves who come down the chimney!  


The book, to accompany the show, will be available on Amazon from the 23rd November.  Click here for more details 


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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PRINCESS ISLAND


MARCH 2017 


Rose Theatre Kingston

A brand new swashbuckling adventure from the team that brought you The Forgotten Christmas Elf, Princess Island tells how a pirate used a glass slipper to mark the spot instead of an X.  Trouble is he didn’t ask Cinderella’s permission first!


Join Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and Captain Smollet as they race to retrieve the treasure only to discover if they want it they first need to reunite a princess with her favourite shoe.


Full of singing, dancing, counting, phonics and madcap fun this interactive storytelling show will have little ones entranced and grown-ups in stitches, be they pirate or princess.

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THE FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS ELF


DECEMBER 2016


All Saints Church & Richard Mayo Centre

When a little toy is left in the library on Christmas Eve Cracker Chimes appears and offers to help.  He’s sure to get home for Christmas if they use the magic in the library — when you read the books the characters come to life.


Come join our intrepid pair as they go on a madcap adventure full of song, laughter and Christmassy fun through their favourite Fairytales only to discover that Cracker had the answer all along.