Carrie's War at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadlers Wells, London
Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuees transported to the safety of the countryside in the 1940s. There they stay with mean Mr Evans, but there's also kind Auntie Lou, and brilliant young Albert Sandwich and Mr Johnny, who speaks his own language, and Hepzibah, the witch at Druid's Grove who makes perfect mince pies. And then there's the ancient skull with its terrifying curse…
Thursday 23rd November 06– Saturday 6th January 07, Adults £24 Children £20. Previews (23rd Nov– 8th Dec) all tickets £10
Box Office: 0870 737 7737. www.noveltheatre.com
Kensuke's Kingdom at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London
The Birmingham Stage Company are proud to present Michael Morpurgo's award-winning book, following their acclaimed production of The Jungle Book last year.
This is the amazing story of Michael, a young boy who goes on a fantastic sailing adventure with his parents around the world. His adventure takes a nightmare turn when their boat is hit by a terrifying storm and Michael is washed overboard. He wakes up to find a himself stranded on a Pacific island. However, soon he makes an astonishing discovery – the seemingly deserted island is already home to one extraordinary man – this is Kensuke's Kingdom.
Kensuke's Kingdom is suitable for the whole family, from 5 years upwards and runs from Tuesday 12th December – Saturday 27th January 06.
Adults £15, Children £10, Concs £12.50, Family of Four £45
Box Office: 020 7388 8822 See online trailer at www.birminghamstage.net
Coram Boy National Theatre 29 Novemb er - 24 February 020 7452 3000. A chance to catch this adaptation of Jamila Gavin's novel which was so popular last year.
Journey to the River Sea Unicorn Theatre, SE1 8 December - 28 January 020 7645 0560 A terrific novel by Eva Ibbotson and it should make an excellent stage play.
Watership Down The Lyric, Hammersmith W6 23 November - 13 January 08700 500511 A stage version of the still extremely popular allegorical tale by Richard Adams of rabbits adventures.