I count myself very fortunate for all the amazing opportunities I get to experience as well as the wonderful people I get to meet as a freelance writer and blogger. Now that little Eco is older, we now get invited to fun days out and one of our most recent experiences was to see Stick Man Live at Leicester Square Theatre. For those not familiar with The Stick Man…. it is an iconic children’s classic book by the infamous children’s author Julia Donaldson.
The Journey Into Central London
My guest and I are no strangers to taking public transport with our minis and the journey was very straight forward with only one change to make once we arrived at Tottenham Court Road Station. Admittedly we usually forget to take pictures when out and about but made a conscious effort to capture our outing as after all it was little Eco’s and M’s first ever theatre experience!
Once we arrived at Leicester Square Station we found ourselves walking around in circles for approximately 5 minutes before eventually finding our destination. Despite the venue being very busy with primary school children also attending the show, we didn’t have to queue and make the short walk down a few flights of stairs to the theatre.
We were allocated 4 seats in row F which was just to the right of centre stage. I really liked that booster seats were put out for all the children to sit on which made viewing the stage perfect for our little’s. Drinks and popcorn in hand (another first for them both) they settled in their seats contently waiting for the show to start.
My Thoughts of Stick Man Show
The show began with two characters greeting the stage… the stick man and his lady love with various props singing the stick man song before acting out the iconic book with each scene. We own various Julia Donaldson books at home but not the stick man so the story was new to both little Eco and I as well as our guests. Despite being unfamiliar Little Eco and M were engaged, happily clapping along and dancing to each song in the chairs.
There was a few parts in the show where they both got a little startled due to the loud noise of screaming children as the actors and actress encouraged the young audience to take part panto style but the more frequent this happened the more they both got used to the noise.
The cast were outstanding and did a phenomenal job at engaging all children in attendance and the shows duration (55 mins) was excellent in my eyes as it reduced the chance of over-stimulation therefore making it perfect for even the littlest of people under 18 months old.
Stick Man Dates
Stick Man Live will be showing at The Leicester Square Theatre from Monday 18th December 2017 through to 7 January 2018. Should you be thinking about taking your little to see this Julia Donaldson classic, remaining dates available can be viewed by clicking here.
A special thank you to the production team for the complementary tickets. We all enjoyed the show and my friend and I left with confidence to attend more theatre performances and baby cinema with our children.
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