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Not exactly highbrow, but...any advice on good family musicals?

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RubyRioja Tue 14-Aug-07 15:02:44

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aloha Tue 14-Aug-07 15:03:25

Two is tricky in the theatre IME. What about a pantomime instead?

Earlybird Tue 14-Aug-07 15:04:55

My dd loved Mamma Mia. Some of it a little bit suggestive, but it went straight over her head.

We bought an Abba Greatest Hits cd in advance, so she was familiar with the songs, and bounced/sang along all the way through the show.

RubyRioja Tue 14-Aug-07 15:08:12

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Earlybird Tue 14-Aug-07 15:10:12

If you're going to see the show around Christmas, you could go to see a Christmas show. We've seen 'The Snowman' the past 3 years, and dd loves it.

Otherwise, what about Mary Poppins or Sound Of Music? But, don't think a 2 year old would manage those tbh...

Grozzit Tue 14-Aug-07 15:12:09

My friend was booking tickets for Joseph and the theatre has a lower age limit of 4. No one younger was allowed in due to insurance.

I hadnt heard this before but it may be worth checking out before you buy!

RubyRioja Tue 14-Aug-07 15:14:39

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charmkin Tue 14-Aug-07 15:18:37


RubyRioja Tue 14-Aug-07 15:20:26

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islandofsodor Tue 14-Aug-07 15:24:58

Mary Poppins is not suitable for something like under 7's (I think). It has a very scary extra scene not in the film. The website will tell you the age.

Grozzit Tue 14-Aug-07 15:26:48

Joseph is brill

Yes there is a religous element but you can ignore it, its not in your face

Lee Mead is excellant - and the loin cloth - bonus!

RubyRioja Tue 14-Aug-07 15:32:11

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Grozzit Tue 14-Aug-07 15:32:19

just had a look for you Ruby

the info on ticketmaster site says no children under 5 will be admitted

Not sure if this is standard, have to say i have seen lots of little ones at the theatre.

lailasmum Tue 14-Aug-07 15:32:26

There are a lot of christmas shows like the snowman since QDOS lost some of their pantos. So may just be worth looking around in your area. How about the sound of music? Lots of the theatres don't like very small chldren though.

lailasmum Tue 14-Aug-07 15:42:21

If you are in london then The Polka Theatre has some kids shows on at christmas, they are doing the princess and the pea and The BFG.

Marina Tue 14-Aug-07 15:43:42

Tintin in Tibet is being revived. It's a show with movement and music, not a musical as such, but Ruby, it is brilliant

RubyRioja Tue 14-Aug-07 15:58:27

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