KidsFest is back! Having enjoyed tremendous success in Singapore since its debut in 2012, this popular festival returns from 15 January to 9 February 2014 with 9 international theatre productions adapted from best-selling children’s books.
KidsFest 2014 also see the introduction of KidsFest Plus (KidsFest+) – an exclusive backstage experience on scheduled dates for selected productions where fans can interact up close with the cast over an autograph or photo session. We had the opportunity to be invited for a sneak peek and got the low down on some of the not to be missed shows.
The first is the well-loved Gruffalo. Kids will enjoy Mouse’s adventure as he journey into the ‘deep dark wood’ and his encounter with the terrifying Gruffalo. Though the use of sheer wit, learn how the quick-thinking Mouse evades danger and convinces the Gruffalo that everyone is afraid of him in the jungle.
If your child has already watched Gruffalo, then they may be keen to catch its sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child. Find out just how brave the Gruffalo’s Child is as she ventures into the ‘deep dark wood’ to find the ‘big bad mouse’, the one thing her father, The Gruffalo is afraid of.
In fact, Sophie got to meet the Gruffalo’s Child and she was charmed by her singing along its her buddy, stickman.
Besides these two popular shows, here are the other shows to look out for.
Recommended for the little ones aged 3 to 8 years old
1. The Gruffalo – Mouse managed to scare hungry animals away with stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagines?
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood in this magical musical adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
2. The Gruffalo’s Child – One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s Child ignored her father’s warning and tiptoed out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?
Following The Gruffalo come its sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child; another best-selling children’s book that trails Gruffalo’s Child adventure into the ‘deep dark wood’ to find the ‘big bad mouse’, the one thing her father, The Gruffalo is afraid of.
3. What the Ladybird heard – Two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. Find out how one tiny ladybird saved the day!
With live music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog on a farmyard adventure.
4. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Join the adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and thick oozy, squelchy mud!
Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!
5. The Boy Who Cried Wolf – Inspired by the famous Aesop fable, this is a beautiful wintery tale about a boy, unable to find delight in what is around him and instead seeks adventure, excitement and the thrill of the unknown!
6. The Snow Dragon – Billy has everything a young goat could need. On New Year’s Eve, Billy’s parents tell him about the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies during the night.
But when Billy bumps into some wolves in the woods, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. Find out how Billy escapes – and whether the Snow Dragon will bring him a present.
Recommended for older kids aged 6 to 14 years old
7. Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors – Learn about the Tudors from none other than Henry the 8th. From the horrible Henries to the evilElizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies!); find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope!
8. Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians – From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in town – find out why they made their mummies and how they did it!
Recommended for older kids aged 10 to 18 years old
9. Private Peaceful – Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. A look back at his past growing up in rural Devon; his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.
Each production promises to be an adventure for the family; with catchy music, engaging scenes and even audience participation for some. There will also be surprises thrown in for the kids along the way.
Where to get your tickets?
Tickets are on sale at SISTIC outlets and SISTIC website. For more information, check out KidsFest Facebook.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – GIVEAWAY FOR A JUGGLING MOM READERS (ENDED) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Just for A Juggling Mom readers, here’s you chance to take the family to The Boy Who Cried Wolf at KidsFest 2014.
I have one Family Package to The Boy Who Cried Wolf (4 Category 1 tickets with the best seats in the house ) PLUS 1 Nestle Hamper (total worth $278). These tickets come with KidsFest+ , which is an exclusive scheduled autograph session with the cast backstage after the show.
To enter, simply follow the steps on my Facebook page here. This giveaway ends on 7 January, 11:59pm and a random winner will be drawn.
Details of show:
- Date: 4 Feb (Tuesday)
- Timing: 5pm at DBS Arts Centre
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.
This giveaway has ended. The winner is Audrey Soo.
Terms and conditions:
- Giveaway ends 7 January 11: 59pm
- Winners will be announced by 10 January 2013.
- Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
- Tickets are to be collected on the day of show and hamper can be collected before/ after the show at DBS Arts Centre.
- No refunds or changes to show time or date.
* A Juggling Mom was invited for Kidsfest media invite and the The Boy Who Cried Wolf family package tickets and Nestlé Hamper were sponsored by KidsFest 2014. I was not financially compensated for this post.