Room On The Broom - Lyric Theatre

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Venue Information
Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
London
W1D 7ES

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 2 review(s)

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Latest Review: "My five year old went to see the show with little rays on friday, when i asked her if she enjoyed..."

Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 3+ 

Important Info: Babes in arms. Children under 18 months go free but must be issued with a ticket. Balcony & RV Seats are sold as babes in arms comps for admission to the theatre. Babes in arms comps are available from the venue box office, Access Line, Groups Sales and Trade Desk. 

Each year, either during the Christmas season or over the summer months, the West End opens its doors to the younger audiences, proving that the London theatre scene has something for everyone. Previous years have seen shows such as The Gruffalo, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and pantomimes like A Christmas Carol keeping the kids happy and 2010 was no different as the Garrick Theatre welcomed Room On The Broom to its stage.

Room On The Broom managed to become a big success and it has returned on numerous occasions ever since. This is true in 2014 as it once again lands at the Lyric Theatre from November, with the aim of entertaining younger audiences over the festive season.

Room on the Broom was originally a novel by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (the team behind The Gruffalo and its sequel The Gruffalo’s Child) and concerns a witch and her cat who, through a series of misadventures, are eventually joined by a dog, a bird and a frog on their broom. The problem beings when the witch’s belongings – her hat, wand and bow – are all blown away into the cold night by a powerful gust of wind. The witch knows that this will not do and sets about retrieving them, employing the help of various colourful characters along the way. But the room on the broom is the least of their worries – there’s also a dragon about and it is unlikely to take pity on their situation.

Julia Donaldson is a children’s writer who has penned a long list of books for much of the last two decades. The Gruffalo was her third book and appeared in 1999, with a sequel appearing five years later in 2004 and Room On The Broom arriving on shelves in the intervening years. Both The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, in addition to enjoying success in the West End, have also been adapted for television with some well known names voicing the characters. Her other credits include Monkey Puzzle in 2000 and Taby McTat in 2009.

Her regular illustrator Axel Scheffler shares many of these credits, including the two Gruffalo stories and Room On The Broom. His work has seen him illustrate for authors on the continent in a career that spans more than twenty years.

In a year that has seen kids’ shows like I Believe In Unicorns and Hetty Feather appear in summer months, Room On The Broom appears at the Lyric Theatre from Wednesday 26th November 2014. 

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 9th January 2015
Booking Until: Sunday, 11th January 2015
Running Time: 55 minutes
Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 3+ 
Important Info: Babes in arms. Children under 18 months go free but must be issued with a ticket. Balcony & RV Seats are sold as babes in arms comps for admission to the theatre. Babes in arms comps are available from the venue box office, Access Line, Groups Sales and Trade Desk. 
Show Status: production_closed
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