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are there any good shows on in London suitable for 8 year old DS please?

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mckenzie Sun 07-Jun-09 20:48:21

for a birthday treat. I can find show listings on the internet but not any comments with recommendations.


MrsWeasley Sun 07-Jun-09 22:55:52

The Lion King was a hit with my DCs.

PortAndLemon Sun 07-Jun-09 23:12:50

The Lion King was my first thought as well.

islandofsodor Sun 07-Jun-09 23:12:59

The Lion King. Dd was 6 when she saw it (though I think that is the youngest age a 4 year old was hysterical). It is absolutely fantastic we went on a trip with children aged between 6 and 14.

Joseph has closed which is a shame.

Dd wants to go and see Hairspray but that may be a more girlish appeal.

Oliver as long as he doesn;t find it too dark.

Ewe Sun 07-Jun-09 23:15:18

Billy Elliot?

islandofsodor Sun 07-Jun-09 23:17:27

I sawe Billy Elliot over Easter. It isn;t really suitable for an 8 year old. The language is VERY fruity. Ok for a mature 10/11 year old or from about age 12 and above.

Fantastic show though.

mckenzie Mon 08-Jun-09 12:06:43

thanks very much everyone. Ds has turned his nose up at Lion king although i think he would love it. Looks like it will be another football party for his birthday after all!!

islandofsodor Mon 08-Jun-09 12:56:16

What a shame because it is a fantastic show the choreography and costumes are amazing.

Have you tried showing him the trailer for it.

mckenzie Mon 08-Jun-09 16:07:00

thank you Island!!! Just showed DS the clips and now he 'big time' wants to go!!! Yippee. What do we think to taking 4 year old DD with us though????

PortAndLemon Mon 08-Jun-09 17:01:54

DS(4) will be going soon with MIL as a belated Christmas present. But he's a big fan of the film and is good at paying attention for a couple of hours (at the cinema, for example).

mckenzie Mon 08-Jun-09 17:16:39

thanks PAL. DD did sit nicely through Bolt a couple of months ago so perhaps she is ready for a show.

sb6699 Mon 08-Jun-09 17:18:30

I spoke to the Box Office and they said that they have lots of 4 year olds attend the show and they all love it - she had even taken her 3 yo.

glinda Mon 08-Jun-09 17:24:08

Totally agree The Lion King is a perfect first show! Just bear in mind that it could be the start of a very expensive birthday tradition!
Is anyone else going to West End Live this year?

glinda Mon 08-Jun-09 18:43:25

Nope? Just me then ....

sb6699 Mon 08-Jun-09 18:57:24

Off to google Glinda.

glinda Mon 08-Jun-09 19:08:11

It will be my first visit but it looks great! check out you tube for vids of last year.
They put up a big stage in Leicester Square and most of the big West End shows perform over the weekend. AND ITS FREE!!!!!

sb6699 Mon 08-Jun-09 19:28:11

Think dh will be working that weekend - shame.

islandofsodor Mon 08-Jun-09 20:57:05

I would personally say that 4 is too young. Pbiously it does depend on the child but during the stampede and when Scar pushes Simba's Dad off the cliff there were two 4-5 year old children who absolutely sobbed.

They didn't return for the second half and it is expensive to risk that.

Dd (then aged 6)shed a quiet tear when Simba "heard" his father's voice in a poignent moment in the second half.

MrsWeasley Mon 08-Jun-09 23:18:39

My DS saw the lion king aged 4 and absolutely adored it. He was used to going to the theatre and the still rates as in his top 3 musicals (along with Joseph and Cats)grin

paisleyleaf Mon 08-Jun-09 23:23:55

Do you think that 'walking with dinosaurs' might be too scarey?
I don't know too much about it.....but sounds great

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