Category Archives: Reviewing the Situation

“Buffy Revamped” at Wilton’s Music Hall – 13/01/23

Happy New Year! It’s not been a very exciting January (is it ever?) but I knew we had something fun lined up for last night as we had Nathan’s Christmas present to go to. It might have been a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Mother Goose” at Hackney Empire – 04/12/22

Although my kids are well versed in family theatre shows, I’m not sure how often they’ve been to proper full-length pantomimes. I know Reuben saw one in Winchester but Eva had to be taken out halfway through because the giant … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Jack!” at Chickenshed – 30/09/22

I have a confession to make and some of you will have figured it out already. I know the blog is called “London With a Toddler” but I don’t actually possess a toddler any more. I mentioned a few posts … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Stick Man” at Leicester Square Theatre – 23/10/22

It’s been a busy weekend, one way or another, with Saturday’s shenanigans including an unplanned diversion to Seven Sisters. Just look at these lovely sunflowers: So it was a tired mother and daughter that sat on the 38 from church … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ash “Free All Angels” 21st Anniversary Show – 18/09/22

I’d like to begin by pointing out a massive administrative flaw with this whole show. The premise is that it’s 21 years since Ash released their third album – “Free All Angels”. However, I was at university when it was … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Cinderella in Boots” at Chickenshed – 06/08/22

  A panto in summer? Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did. Who said that panto is just for Christmas? And since when have Chickenshed played by anyone else’s rules anyway? The summer panto is a fun show for … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“Midsummer Mechanicals” at the Globe Theatre – 31/07/22

As soon as I heard about the premise of this play, I was intrigued. I’ve doubtless mentioned it on the blog before but I played the part of a mechanical in MSND when I was Reuben’s age (which yes, is … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | 1 Comment

“Twelfth Night” by East London Shakespeare Festival- 23/07/22

Now, I mentioned in my last post that we were off to a second theatrical production, almost straight from “Room on the Broom”. If this sounds like madness, let me assure you that it was. This second show wasn’t one … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Room on the Broom” at Lyric Theatre – 23/07/22

If you’re not familiar with Julia Donaldson’s “Room on the Broom”, let me give you the gist. It’s a story about a witch on a journey who picks up a random cast of characters along the way…a bit like a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | 1 Comment

“Immanuel” – A Book Review of Sorts

With the carelessness you’ve come to expect from me, I totally missed the 11th anniversary of the blog this week. Yes, it was in the week in July 2011 that I first decided you all needed to know just how … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment