Mad Hatter launches theatre’s Saturday season for kids

PUBLISHED: 17:16 12 July 2012

Hatter will be on stage at the Queen's Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch in the children shows

Hatter will be on stage at the Queen's Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch in the children shows


»The Queen’s Theatre is excited to present a new season of Saturday shows and workshops for children – and each event is just £5.

The fun kicks off with The Mad Hatter on Saturday, August 4 at 11.30am at the theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch.

Forming part of The Entertainers series of children’s shows held in the foyer on the first Saturday of each month, hugely popular kids’ magician Ali Cardabra returns to Hornchurch as he presents The Mad Hatter.

Children aged three to seven can enjoy a whole hour packed with fantastic fun and madness as Ali – looking dapper in purple and silver – brings to life the craziest character from Alice in Wonderland.

The Story Play series of fun-packed storytelling workshops – also in the Foyer on the first Saturday of every month – kicks off on Saturday, September 1 at 10am with favourite fairytale the Three Little Pigs.

Aimed at ages five to seven, each 45-minute Story Play session is packed full of fun and games and is based on a popular children’s story.

The Three Little Pigs is followed by the next offering from The Entertainers series – The AJ Show at 11.30am.

Story Play and The Entertainers continue throughout the autumn with many funny and colourful workshops and shows: Puss in Boots and Mr Popcorn’s Funtime Magic Show on October 6; the Room on the Broom Halloween Special and Magical Mel: Bubbles and Magical Fun on November 3; and the Jack and the Beanstalk Panto Workshop and Santa’s Naughty Elves Crazy Magic Show on December 1.

Tickets for each Story Play session and The Entertainers show are just £5. Book in advance at the box office on 01708 443333. For more details, visit

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