We love Julia Donaldson in our house (who doesn’t?) and have been reading her stories since our eldest was a few months old. I could recite several of her books from memory by 5yo’s first birthday. We have most of her books, and all loved seeing The Gruffalo at the theatre a couple of years ago. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to be offered press tickets* to see What The Ladybird Heard Live on Friday!
Stunning surroundings at Cadogan Hall
Just two minutes walk from Sloane Square tube station, Cadogan Hall is a beautiful intimate theatre. The building is very clean, modern and stylish, also wheelchair and buggy friendly. Once seated for the show I got the impression that you would be able to see the stage very clearly regardless of where you were sitting. I used to go to the theatre a lot before I had children, and can safely say this isn’t always the case.
The four actor show was fab, and my girls really enjoyed it. I always find it fascinating to see how they manage to translate a book into a film or a show, and it didn’t disappoint. The songs were catchy, the actors were likeable, the story line was easy to follow and the length was perfect at exactly one hour.
Awesome soundtrack CD
We were given a CD of all the songs to take home, which the girls have been listening to on repeat ever since. A very welcome change from the Frozen soundtrack let me tell you!
All in all I would thoroughly recommend going to anyone with young kids. Tickets will set you back £16.50/£14.50 per seat, or £62 for a family of four. You’ll need to book up soon though, because this short run performance ends on the 10th August.
**Disclaimer: we were given our tickets to see What the Ladybird Heard Live in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are genuinely my own. Please click here for my full disclosure policy.