The Kids at the House have announced their 2014 program. I was delighted to see some old favourites and performances I have been waiting patiently to arrive in Australia. My kids are getting older now (15, 12 and 9) and we have outgrown the Babies Proms but the 2014 season looks after everyone.
These are our picks:
Illusionists 2.0 - My youngest son is obsessed with magic - as most nine year olds are. We have already secured our tickets for his upcoming birthday.
The Magic Flute - This kid friendly performance of The Magic Flute is a wonderful introduction to opera and worth saving up for. My daughter and I went to this in 2012 and we both loved it.
The Incredible Book Eating Boy - Everyone in our house eats books and this is also a favourite book when the kids were younger.
Leo - This looks like fun and physical theatre is wonderful for all ages.
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly - Finnegan Kruckenmeyer is one of our favourite playwrights - he knows kids theatre!
Hans Christian, You Must Be an Angel - My eldest son and I have seen Gruppe 38's performance of Hansel and Gretel in 2010 and a reworking of Little Red Riding Hood - A Sonatina and The Little Match Girl in 2007. When I saw that their latest production was featuring in the Dublin Theatre Festival - I urged our family in Dublin to go. I am booking our tickets now!
Of course, there is more to explore - but I will leave that up to you.