KidsFest 2019 starts today with 9 Fantastic Shows for the Family!
11 Jan 2019
KidsFest!, world-class theatre for young people, brings numerous theatrical shows from around the world to Hong Kong for two weeks; including some special performances over Chinese New Year. There are also some exciting new productions the whole family will enjoy including acrobatic and comedy shows.
We're Going On A Bear Hunt - January 11th - January 13th
The smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns vividly and noisily to KidsFest! in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score, direct from the West End. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way! For children aged 3 and above and their families. The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.
Shark In The Park - January 17th - January 20th
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what's this he spies - is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the Producers of The Hairy Maclary & Friends Show - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books Live on Stage! This wonderful adventure is a fin-tastic musical for all the family. For children aged 2 and above and their families. The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.
Room On The Broom - January 18th - January 20th
Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier-nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world! The running time is approximately 60 minutes with no interval.
Private Peaceful - January 24th - January 26th
Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier's final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the strength of human spirit.' For children aged 8 and above and their families. The running time is approximately 75 minutes with no interval.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea - January 24th - January 27th
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! For children aged 3 and above and their families. The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.
The Gruffalo - January 30th - February 10th
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world! The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.
Wilde Creatures - February 1st - February 3rd
A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End. Characters from The Happy Prince and other stories spring to life as the pompous mayor, the petulant princess and the love-sick student compete to become the new town statue. Hauntingly beautiful tales for everyone aged 5 to 105 told with original live music and a generous dash of comedy. The running time is approximately 65 minutes with no interval.
Children Are Stinky - February 14th - February 17th
High-calibre circus, a rocking sound track, and genuine belly laughs have propelled these stinkers from Australia onto hundreds of sold out performances over the past few years. This supercharged show-stopper will delight adults and children alike! Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning fast hula hoops, and loads of laughs. Children are Stinky is hands down the most spectacular reverse psychology experiment you have ever seen! For children aged 3+ and their families. The running time is approximately 50 minutes with no interval.
Clinc! - February 15th - February 17th
Clinc! is a visual and comic feast from the master of bubbles, Pep Bou, who has been playing with bubbles for more than three decades: an adventure that has taken him onto the stages of theatres and festivals around the world, delighting audiences of all ages and cultures. Pep has been honoured with an extraordinary array of prestigious awards. For children aged 4+ and their families. The running time is approximately 65 minutes with no interval.
Performances take place at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from January 9th to February 17th. Tickets start as low at 250 Hong Kong Dollars. Scan the QR Code above or click here to purchase online.
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