CHILDREN & FAMILIES
The Girl and the Giraffe
From 31 May: Giraffe isn’t feeling very well so Girl tries everything to make him feel better; putting on bandages and baking a tasty cake, but she has to learn that sometimes we need a different kind of plaster when we are actually sad. Beautiful puppetry and storytelling in a sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship. Suitable for three to six year olds. Please check for times. Tickets £9-£12.50. www.polkatheatre.com. Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB. T: 020- 8543 4888. Off map. Station: Wimbledon.
The Man Who Knows it All
From 31 May: Is it possible to know everything? The man who knows it all seems to think it is. Two performers and a musician go on a quest in search of everything it is possible to know. Along the way it becomes evident that the questions and answers just keep coming, especially when the audience gets involved. Knowing everything is more difficult than we imagine. A tribute to not really knowing much about anything, an awkward and hapless man and his sidekick fail spectacularly again and again in front of a mercilessly curious audience. For four to 10 year olds. Please check for times. Tickets £12-£18. www.unicorntheatre.com. Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St, SE1 2HZ. T: 020-7645 0560. E10. Station: London Bridge.
My First Ballet: Cinderella
6-20 May: Children’s show based on the classic fairytale. Cinderella is tormented by her stepsisters and she can only dream of attending the prince’s glamorous ball. Jaw-dropping circus skills, soaring aerial performances and projections from the global rock and roll design team, Stufish. Please check for times. Tickets from £25. www.sadlers wells.com. Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, WC2A 2HT. T: 020-7863 8222. D8. Station: Holborn.
Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
A new story about a kind and hungry wolf who strayed from the path and lost his friends. This wolf won’t gobble up your grandma or tell you lies. He’s a polite and gentle nice guy. Check for times. Adult £12.50; child £10.50. www.littleangeltheatre.com. Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 2DN. T: 020-7226 1787. Off map. Station: Angel.