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Live shows to see over February Half Term with the kids

February half term is a great time to see some of the UK’s best live stage shows with your children. Here are a few of the hottest family friendly West End shows and live performances around…

Madagascar Live! (UK tour)

Based on the hit DreamWorks animation, this vibrant, family-friendly stage production features all of the memorable characters as well as new songs. It will play Exeter Westpoint Arena 21-24 February.

A Chorus Line
Michael Bennett’s seminal Broadway production of this multi award-winning musical starring John Partridge and Scarlett Strallen is revived for the first time at the Palladium from 5th February 2013 (press night on 19 Feb). For more info visit

Matilda The Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s seven Olivier Award-winning production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical has captured the imagination of young and old alike and continues to play to packed houses at London’s Cambridge Theatre. Written by Dennis Kelly and with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the New York production will begin previews on 4 March 2013 with opening night on 11 April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre.

Shrek The Musical

Based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation feature film Shrek,at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Show ends on 24 February 2013. For more info visit

Read our review of Shrek the Musical to find out why we loved it so much!

Goodnight Mister Tom (UK tour)

Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in a stage adaptation by David Wood. The show will play at Brighton Theatre Royal from 18–23 February 2013.

Tip: For the best prices and special offers on theatre tickets, you can also try buying tickets through Discount Theatre, Ticketmaster and Theatre Tickets Direct

Written by Janis P.


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