Parents of the borough! Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea are returning this June with two performances for children…

Tales from the Shed on Tour at The Tabernacle

Where?: The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11 2AY
When?: Saturday, 11 June, 10am-11.30am
How much?: £6 | Free to babies under 6mths
Who is it suitable for?: 0-6 years
How do I book?: You can telephone Chickenshed’s box office on 020 8292 9222
or email

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and engaging as the performers and audience share the same space. Children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to make the story happen.

A Brimful of Grimm

Where?: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL,
When?: Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June from 7pm
How much?: £8 (£5 concessions)
Who is it suitable for?: Ages 7+
How do I book?: Telephone 020 8741 6850, email or book through the Lyric’s website.

A Brimful of Grimm is a fantastical original play written directly for the Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea’s Children’s Theatre 2.

The Chickenshed Team have put their own unique spin on the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, featuring some well-known characters. Watch out for wheeler and dealer Rumplestiltskin and his gold-loving Gang and the worrywart Queen who won’t let her daughters out of her sight. And of course, no fairy tale would be complete without a Stepmother; and A Brimful of Grimm has two sisters who want to get rid of all the children in the kingdom including Hansel, Gretel and their less well-known younger sister, Ida.

And for those of you who would like to find out more about Chickenshed Theatre and their inclusive theatre process, do have a peek at the short documentary below: