If you're still after magical things to do this Christmas, pop along to the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House to see Will Tuckett's Faeries.
A special event for young families and the young at heart, Faeries' combination of actors and puppets from Blind Summit Theatre is truly spellbinding. Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and with music by Martin Ward, the story follows the adventures of a young wartime evacuee who is drawn into a world of fantasy and imagination as twilight falls in Kensington Gardens. The landscape of London reveals both magical and sinister worlds of fairies and sprites, but seldom where we expect them or as we imagine they will be. The translucent textures of Arthur Rackham’s much-loved illustrations have inspired the designs, and a sense of mystery and magic pervades the whole show. This is definitely a work celebrating the innocence, mischievousness and wide-eyed wonder of childhood.
Until 2 January 2011