The Sea Queen & Twelfth Night, The Scoop - FREE - ★★★☆☆ - Until September 1, 2019


Family entertainment in London can be extremely expensive and theatre is often simply prohibitive. Here's a solution! The Scoop has free theatre suitable for the younger set and for older children. "The Sea Queen" is just an hour long and starts at 6:00 pm. With lots of leaping about and sword fighting it should hold the attention of the youngsters, while offering a positive message about gender roles. The second show at 8:00 pm is an introduction to Shakespeare via "Twelfth Night" and is ninety minutes. It may require some plot explanation and rough translation by parents, but that is okay in an atmosphere which does not require the silence of a traditional theatre venue. There is lots of energy here in both these productions and it is good attention-holding family entertainment. Unfortunately, it was not always easy to hear with the ambient noise nearby and with microphones that don't always amplify clearly. Still, this is an atmosphere that allows for you to ask a neighbour to explain what you might miss. Bring a cushion as the bench seats are hard. Add some nibbles and a drink and enjoy your evening!

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆★★ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until September 1, 2019
Wed - Sat: 6 pm & 8 pm, Sun: 4 pm & 6 pm
The Scoop
Nearest tube: London Bridge

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