It’s only one night. Maybe that’s the standard timings that they do? It does say from age 6+ so although a bit late (but still fine as a one off) certainly from ages 9 onward it wouldn’t be an issue at all.
I can’t imagine anyone with kids who wanted to see it would be put off by the time.
OK. Fair enough. To clarify. My son is 8, but the site suggests it's suitable for children 6+
It was more a general question really.
I've often thought my children went to bed later than many; more 8 / 8.30pm rather than the 7pm you read a lot of on here. That's not to say those who normally go at 7pm would not be able to stay up until 9pm, just that I was thinking it was kind of late for them to really enjoy.
It’s standard time really. Most evening shows are between 7 & 8pm. Generally earliest time is 6.30pm to allow for matinees/cast to do some rehearsals/schooling/have a life outside of the theatre dependent on age/commitments/length of run.
Shows only tend to be earlier for the under 7s age group where a show will probably only run for an hour & then it’s usually a 11am & 2.30pm or 4.30pm show.
For a show like Jungle Book they’ll know there’ll be a good percentage of the audience who’ll be adults so from an accessibility/profitable perspective they need to give people time to attend after work (& food).
Surely all evening performances aimed at children start around that time.
If you don’t want to go in the evening you go to the matinee which is usually round 2pm, or 11am if it’s a pantomime.
Evening performances are ....well, they are in the evening. After school and work and dinner and travelling to the theatre. I’m betting if you looked up pretty much any show that included children at pretty much any theatre you’d see roughly the same start time. Very normal.
Find a time, and take up this offer one way or another. I took a 5 year old and an 8 year old to it last week (assume it's the same tour), and we all loved it. 5 year old coped fine with being out in the evening, I think it made more of a special occasion. In fairness, I only borrowed them for the evening, so it was not me who had to cope with over tired children next day. It's worth reading the book, the play is a fresh adaptation from the original, rather than being based on previous films etc