Room on the Broom

Lyric Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Opens: 23 November 2018
Closes: 13 January 2019

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Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

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Show times
Fri 23 Nov at 11.00am
Sat 24 Nov at 10.00am and midday
Sun 25 Nov at 10.00am and midday

Mon 26 Nov no shows
Tue 27 Nov no shows
Wed 28 Nov at 11.00am
Thu 29 Nov at 11.00am
Fri 30 Nov at 11.00am
Sat 1 Dec at 10.00am and midday
Sun 2 Dec at 10.00am and midday

Mon 3 Dec no shows
Tue 4 Dec no shows
Wed 5 Dec at 11.00am
Thu 6 Dec at 11.00am
Fri 7 Dec at 11.00am
Sat 8 Dec at 10.00am and midday
Sun 9 Dec at 10.00am and midday

Mon 10 Dec no shows
Tue 11 Dec at 11.00am
Wed 12 Dec at 11.00am
Thu 13 Dec at 11.00am
Fri 14 Dec at 11.00am
Sat 15 Dec at 10.00am and midday
Sun 16 Dec at 10.00am and midday

Mon 17 Dec no shows
Tue 18 Dec at 11.00am and 2.00pm
Wed 19 Dec at 11.00am and 2.00pm
Thu 20 Dec at 11.00am
Fri 21 Dec no shows
Sat 22 Dec at 10.00am and midday
Sun 23 Dec at 10.00am and midday

Mon 24 Dec to be announced
Tue 25 Dec no shows
Wed 26 Dec to be announced
Thu 27 Dec to be announced
Fri 28 Dec to be announced
Sat 29 Dec to be announced
Sun 30 Dec to be announced

Mon 31 Dec to be announced
Tue 1 Jan to be announced
Wed 2 Jan to be announced
Thu 3 Jan to be announced
Fri 4 Jan to be announced
Sat 5 Jan to be announced
Sun 6 Jan to be announced

Mon 7 Jan no shows
Tue 8 Jan no shows
Wed 9 Jan no shows
Thu 10 Jan at 11.00am
Fri 11 Jan at 11.00am and 2.00pm
Sat 12 Jan at 10.00am and midday
Sun 13 Jan at 10.00am and midday

Runs 60 minutes with no interval

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Room on the Broom

The children's stage show Room on the Broom in London for special daytime performances, adapted from the best-selling book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler - back for it's fourth West End season

"How the cat purred and how the witch grinned. As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind" The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a gust of wind blows her hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, the lost belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick's not meant for five and - CRACK! - it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

Room on the Broom in London promises a magical, musical delight for children aged three and up, with songs, laughs and scary fun!

Adapted for the stage by the Tall Stories Theatre Company. Directed by Olivia Jacobs with designs by Morgan Large, puppet designs by Yvette Stone, lighting by James Whiteside and sound and music by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw.

Tall Stories' West End credits include The Gruffalo, Gruffalo's Child and We're Going On A Bear Hunt.

This is the fourth time that this production has come into London's West End (Opened 28 July 2010, closed 29 August 2010 at the Garrick Theatre, returned 21 November 2012, closed 13 January 2013 at the Lyric Theatre, returned 26 November 2014, closed 11 January 2015 at the Lyric Theatre)

"These days, no sooner does a picture-book become a bestseller than a near facsimile is created for the stage. Carers and parents, confident about what they are going to get, pay... for a five-minute bedtime story blown up into a 55-minute show, which is stretching things on many levels. That is certainly the case with the adaptation of writer Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler's Room On A Broom. The very small theatrical leap from page to stage involves turning the story into a dream shared by four youngsters who are sleeping in the woods when they suddenly hear a growl. With a rather good whooshing sound, one of them transforms into a witch on a broomstick, another, wearing a stripy top, into her devoted tabby cat. The two others operate the delightful puppets of the dog, the bird and the frog who ask for a ride on the broom, and then the far from fearsome dragon who threatens to have witch and chips for his tea. The cast bring terrific energy to the show and the broomstick riding is rather nicely evoked... This is the dramatic equivalent of liquidised, unseasoned food. It goes down effortlessly, but won't help to cut any young theatrical teeth. Not bad, just bland." The Mail on Sunday

"It's high stakes taking a classic such as Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom and converting it for the stage: get it wrong and you ruin 100 children's favourite book. For ever. This surprisingly low-tech production - a mix of puppetry, cardboard props and sing-alongs - gets it right, and somehow manages not to be eye-wateringly dull for the parents... There is a witch who meets various animals, who cadge a lift off her. She makes room (on the broom) for each newcomer - until the broom snaps, tipping the whole menagerie into a swamp. When (spoiler alert) a dragon attacks them, the animals join together to save the witch. Her generosity is rewarded, you see." The Sunday Times

Room on the Broom in London at the Lyric Theatre opens on 23 November 2018 and closes on 13 January 2019