I'd like to take DS to a panto and/or a shorter version of the Nutcracker this year, he is 3 and I adore the Nutcracker but dont know if he could sit through a beautiful performance in its entirety yet! We live in Essex but I would travel any reasonable distance that I could afford for the right special thing for him, he is a very bright grown up 3 and loved the Tiger Who Came to Tea and I know would love a really great theatre experience. Maybe panto more as its more lively the Nutcracker may be more for me anyway... any ideas?
I'd be tempted to leave the Nutcracker until he's a bit older. It is on in London this Xmas - but the additional travel time might be a bit much? Whereabouts in Essex are you? There are pantos in Southend, Basildon, Hornchurch - and probably other venues too...
I'm near Colchester. I've seen the Nutcracker at the um let me get this right, Royal Albert in London years ago before I had DS. And at the time I romantically vowed I would return every year no matter what. Needless to say I havent been back since though I would have loved to!
I've been planning to take my DD (nearly 6) to the Nutcracker for years as she adores the music - I was thinking about going this year - but GPs have offered to treat her to seeing Peter Pan instead. Maybe next year.
Oooh - just googled. You have Cinderella on at the Mercury Theatre. DD was fascinated by the dames in Cinderella at about 3 - although she was absolutely clear that they were men from the go get.
is it scary at all? I've never even been to a panto myself! I know I know horror of horrors! DS is sometimes easily frightened but he is used to Mr. Tumble dressing up as god knows what so he should be fine.