THE THAMESIDE Theatre is going to be a busy place in the coming half-term week.
On Monday, 24 October the stars of the BBC’s smash hit Little Howard’s Big Question return to the stage with their brand new action packed spectacular, Little Howard’s Big Show at 2pm.
The nation’s favourite human/animated double act’s future is in jeopardy now that Big Howard has been certified as clinically unfunny and our heroes have to prove to the government that they are entertaining enough to be allowed to continue performing to their adoring fans.
With more laughs than a kangaroo on a trampoline this is a true family show mixing jokes, songs and just enough cheek to amuse the entire family — tickets £8.
A day later Hansel and Gretal grace the stage at 2.30pm. This brand new musical adaptation of the original European fairy story is another wonderful family show.
When Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the forest by their struggling parents they encounter the noises of the night, three dancing gingerbread men and a colourful, eccentric witch. By working together they overcome all the threats of the forest and set a shining example of hope for their parents.
With the opportunity for some children to take part in the action and the whole audience in the chorus songs this is family entertainment at it’s very best.
With beautiful costumes, an ingenious set and wonderful music from Robert Hyman — tickets are £7, buy four or more for £6 each
On the Wednesday — 26 October — at 2pm (tickets £12, buy ten or more for £10 each price includes tea and biscuits) the legendary sixties icon Jess Conrad stars in Yesterday Once More.
With something for everyone, the show is two hours of foot-tapping sing-a-long songs, lots of fun and laughter, great music and some very funny impressions.
Special guests include the multi–talented Telstars who will be playing their hits, Glenn Ford – television’s zany impressionist giving us n array of star voices including Cliff Richard plus his uncanny tribute to the legendary Norman Wisdom.
Variety for all ages – It’s fun, It’s funny, It’s Yesterday Once More.