Some of the family shows coming to Peterborough
Some of the family shows coming to Peterborough

Nine fun family shows for children to enjoy in Peterborough

Live theatre will return to Peterborough in May and at the Key Theatre there are some great family shows to look forward to.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:00 pm

Horrible Histories: 
Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians

May 29 and 30

We all want to meet people from history... the trouble is everyone is dead.

So it’s time to prepare for Horrible Histories –a big favourite with youngsters for more than a weekend on TV – live on stage with the acclaimed production of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians.

Are you ready to swing with a Georgian king? Can you see eye to eye with Admiral Nelson? Does the Duke the Wellington get the boot? Dare you dance the Tyburn jig? Will you be saved by Florence Nightingale?

Find out what a baby farmer did and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria.

Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Sarah and Duck

June 2

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand new stage production, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award winning CBeebies show.

Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo and John, and Umbrella, told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music.

Hexwood School of Sorcery

August 25 and 26

Maisey Hexwood was born into a family of spellbinding sorcerers.

Her great grandfather set up the Hexwood School of Sorcery in the early 60s and it’s now time for Maisey to follow in her family’s footsteps and begin her studies in sorcery.

The only problem is, Maisey isn’t very good at magic, in fact, she’s terrible! She once attempted a disappearing spell that made her wand disappear. She turned her Mum’s cat florescent pink and her first broom-flight ended when she crashed through her neighbour’s garden fence.

Join Maisey on her adventures through sorcery school as she meets lots of eccentric and hilarious characters and learns to embrace her magical mishaps and finally love herself, warts and all.

It comes from from the producers of David Walliams’ ‘Mr Stink’ UK Tour 2019 and is aimed at children age four to eight.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

October 31

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has been dazzling audiences around the globe for over five years, faithfully bringing to the stage Eric Carle’s timeless classics.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, each production of the critically acclaimed show features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show –The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, every production of the show features three other Eric Carle stories, meaning children and families will experience a different show every time they see it.

Other Eric Carle stories that are currently playing include: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Busy Spider, Mister Seahorse, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse and Dream Snow.

Big Red Bath

November 13

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash!

Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun.

Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Adapted from Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book, this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale for two to five year-olds features music by Evergreen, an alternative indie-electro-pop trio who bring a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies.

Top Secret - The Magic of Science

March 20, 2022

Fusing the mystery of magic with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hang on to your seats as the stage is transformed into a real life science laboratory. Experience the non-stop action packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination.

Top Secret is a fast moving colourful magical science show filled with mystery, suspense, lots and lots of mess. It will inspire and educate every young budding magician and scientist, as well as proving fun and exciting entertainment for all of the family.

Twirlywoos Live

April 16, 2022

From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes another enchanting show for young audiences.

The Twirlywoos will be setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure.

Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters.

Terry Deary’s Twisted Tales

June 2, 2022

A brand new original comedy by Terry Deary (author of Horrible Histories).

Just three actors perform over 100 roles in as many minutes of fact-based, fast-paced fun.

Mr Pimm, a Victorian school teacher, battles against all odds to teach his pesky pupils a thing or two with hilarious consequences in the quest to discover ‘can the past really tell the future?’

Full of unexpected highs and lows, quick costume changes and sharp wit, enjoy these twisted tales of times gone by in one wild whirlwind that will leave you rolling with laughter.


June 5, 2022

Here comes a tangled musical adventure, so let your hair down and enjoy a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale Rapunzel.

Scott Ritchie Productions presents this exciting and fun adventure – a theatrical treat for audiences of all ages, featuring a witty script and lots of familiar songs.

Get tangled up with a host of loveable characters from this magical fairy tale.

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