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missp Wed 30-Mar-05 08:17:45

OH wants to take our daughter to see the Winnie the Pooh show in Hammersmith but I think she may be too young (she's 20 months). Has anyone seen it and is it suitable for a toddler?

bobbybob Wed 30-Mar-05 08:29:42

I wouldn't(and didn't when ds was 16 months and it was in NZ), but mainly because of the cost versus the enjoyment, I would rather do something else. He would have been overexcited watching all the other kids before Pooh even came on.

Now he's 25 months and obsessed with Pooh I would consider it worth the money.

Earlybird Wed 30-Mar-05 08:35:34

Havent' been to see the Pooh show, but did have a similar outing. I took dd to see a live stage show of Clifford The Big Red Dog when she was 3. We left halfway through because she was frightened by the loud voices/music of the sound system and also didn't like the bright/flashing lights. I was disappointed that she hadn't enjoyed it more, as the tickets were quite expensive and I thought it would be a special treat. Clearly she was just too young. Your dd may react differently though....

Have you ever taken your dd to a movie in a cinema, and will she sit through it? That might be an easier (and less expensive) way to test her attention span and ability to sit. And there is a Pooh movie out at the moment....

sinclair Wed 30-Mar-05 17:24:30

Try the Lyric in W6 missp there are fab kid's shows there in their studio, very unintimidating (for them I mean!) Can't do links sorry but I think, children's programme. They are careful to give ages for guidance which helps too. I think they have a toddler friendly show on over Easter as it happens. Shows are around 45 minutes long and there is a nice cafe in the theatre too.

haggered Wed 30-Mar-05 17:25:51

May be abit young for that show, however the Wiggles are playing there in july and they are FANTASTIC !!!

Cadbury Wed 30-Mar-05 17:29:27

For a horrible minute there ......

Oh my sick and twisted mind. I've changed too many nappies

clary Thu 31-Mar-05 10:48:20

we go to the theatre a lot (in Nottingham university) to children’s shows which tend to be about 50 mins to an hour long. The price is good at £4 and we take all 3 children. But tbh the baby (who is nearly 2) is not that fascinated and it can be a battle to keep him quiet. We did see one fab show (on tour from the Lyric in H/smith in fact) that he was mesmerised by but that seems to have been a one-off.
We have been going for ages and took him from a baby (which was easier of course as he slept in the sling!). IIRC my then 2yo dd was a bit better than ds2 at sittign still.
My point is that I don’t mind spending £4 a head but find that some of the big name shows are a lot more than that and would be annoying if the child didn’t like it. Also they can be quite long and thus a bit much. Earlybird’s cinema suggestion or sinclair’s of the Lyric shows are both good.

clary Thu 31-Mar-05 10:49:21

don't know why I've got all those wierd bits insted of apostrophes!

clary Thu 31-Mar-05 10:56:40

don't know why I've got all those wierd bits insted of apostrophes!

amylou Sat 02-Apr-05 10:01:15

I took my 5yr to see winnie the pooh at newcastle in march.. She did enjoy it but it was expensive for what it was. I got the cheapest tickets possible at £15 each- it was only 1 and half hours and that was with a 15-20 min break so really the show wasnt long.
I think if i were you i would just take her to a small production maybe like a local pantomine or a theatre like clary said and see how it goes.

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