what the ladybird heard live
Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

Review: What the Ladybird Heard Live at Cadogan Hall #ad

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 Β£16.50/Β£14.50 per seat, or Β£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.

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  1. aww this sounds like such a lovely event!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments (sorry i am late πŸ™ )

  2. That sounds brilliant! Pretty expensive tickets though but I am sure it would be worth it!

  3. This is an amazing story! I remember getting the book for free with my book tokens! I wish we can see this too I am sure my son will love to see the book in action =) #magicmoments

  4. We love her books, and this is one of my favourites πŸ™‚ Glad the show was good and that you all enjoyed it, and the CD was a nice bonus!

  5. I’m sure they’ll love it hon, my eldest has enjoyed everything we’ve ever taken her to see. There’s something very magical about the stage!

  6. What a fab idea Mel! Might have to pinch that idea this year. Ours get spoilt rotten with toys and clothes by everyone else, no need for us to buy them more πŸ™‚

  7. We really did, and the kids all behaved beautifully – while we were there at least πŸ˜‰

  8. It’s a fab show!

  9. This sound like a lovely performance. I really enjoy the theatre, and I hope my children do to. When the baby gets a bit bigger we’ll be heading off to some events I’m sure #magicmoments

  10. It sounds like a lovely outing! I have taken my little ones to the theatre a couple of times and we have all really enjoyed it. It is expensive for large families so it was their Christmas present for the last 2 years. Better than toys! #MagicMoments

  11. It’s a really lovely story, and it was translated to the stage so well πŸ™‚

  12. Sounds like you all really enjoyed yourselves and what a bonus getting a free CD! popping over from Magic Moments

  13. We have that book and it’s lovely. The show sounds good too.

  14. I haven’t heard of What the Ladybird heard – but we love Julia Donaldson’s books so will have to see if i can find one. Sounds like a great show! #magicmoments

  15. tee hee, I’m sure we’ll get sick of these songs at some point just like we have done with Frozen, but I’ll take the change of scenery for now! xx

  16. Thanks Louise, it was great. A welcome break from everything else going on at the mo!

  17. They were great baddies! The show was just fab, I’m sure your little one would love it πŸ™‚

  18. It’s a lovely little keepsake, and the songs are really catchy in a nice way πŸ™‚

  19. We love so many of her books, too, and yes, this is a firm favourite here. Sounds like you had a great time, and a break from the Frozen CD is always welcome! x

  20. Sounds like a fun show, glad you all enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  21. Gotta love Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len πŸ˜‰

  22. Glad you got your tickets and enjoyed a fab day out – and a free CD of the songs is a really good bonus.


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