KidsFest is back just in time for the New Year, mama, and what a start it’ll be! Dedicated to creating and promoting a wide variety of performance styles from all corners of the globe, characters will be brought to life and scenes from well-loved books are acted vividly on stage. With nine unique productions performed over a series of five weeks KidsFest is an incredible outlet for families whilst nurturing your little one’s love of literature, language and reading. So be sure to grab those diaries and schedule in heaps of festival fun that’ll have both tiny tikes and mamas alike spell-bound and thoroughly entertained.
What’s more is that we’ve partnered with them to bring one Sassy Mama reader a set of four tickets to the Bear Hunt show on Thursday, 21 January and another lucky mama four tickets to Snow Child on Friday, 29 January! Simply leave your details in the form below and meanwhile, read on for a sneak peek at which shows our very own Sassy Mama’s and bubs are holding out for this year…
Stella’s Pick: Snow Child
Stella is all fired up to see the KidsFest performance of Snow Child by Emma Reeves. It’s a magical story about a couple who forms a small child out of ice and snow and whose longing and desire for a family imbues the snow child with life. Even though Stella’s only three, the message of love, family and hope resonates in her, and she can’t wait to see it live.
Andrea’s Pick: Aliens Love Underpants
I’m dying to see Aliens Love Underpants with Stella. A fun, zany music-filled show about underpants loving aliens? How will this not be good? The story is wild and entertaining, even for people whose sense of humour is more refined than mine (I laugh at everything a 3-year old would laugh at). It’s a show based on the best-selling children’s book of the same name, and it’s making its stage debut at KidsFest this year!
Eve’s Pick: The Thee Little Pigs
A few months ago, Eve became fascinated with the story of The Three Little Pigs. For her birthday, her aunt from the US sent a book and game that came with the tiniest Three Little Pigs figurines and of course the famous Big Bad Wolf. Eve often asked for the book to be read at bedtime and carried these Three Little Pigs everywhere she went and you know what, everywhere we went, The Big Bad Wolf came, too. And while her mama thought she would be a bit scared of this crazy Big Bad Wolf, Eve really did love how he tried and tried to ‘huff and puff and blow the little pigs’ house down’. She’s already attended two shows at HKAPA (a seasoned theatre-goer already at the age of 2!) and is definitely hoping her mama will add this to the must-see theatre wish-list this January. Go Team Piggies!
Maura’s Pick: Room on the Broom
Hester, one of my Sassy Mama business partners and fab friend, gave me Room on the Broom when Eve was a little baby. Having done the whole mama thing years before me, I knew that she would be giving me a book that can entertain a parent as much as the little one come bedtime. Even from a young age, I let Eve pick out her own bedtime stories and I have to say I always silently cheered when Room on the Broom was picked. I enjoy reading the clever and repetitive rhymes and love that the story is a lesson in how making room for others can ultimately help you one day. Basically this book has been a win-win for all in our house and I can’t wait to see it live on stage at the end of this month.
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