P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1831:11  1/5 THE    N CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE JUNGLE BOOK Adelphi Theatre 836 7611 Kipling's India, beautifully re-enacted (without a whiff of Walt Disney), by a young cast which makfs you believe in their animal characters. A Christmas treat for anyone from 9 to 90! THE GINGERBREAD MAN Bloomsbury Theatre 387 9629 5 to 10 year old heaven, in the shape of the newly baked gingerbread man (played by the instantly popular ex- Blue Peter, Peter Duncan), Salt and Pepper and their struggle to save Herr von Cukcoo (the clock) from the dustbin  more follows > Christmas Shows, see page 332
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1800:10 introduction to Lewis for little ones RED RIDING HOOD THEATRE OYALSTRATFORDE  If you're looking for tradidional panto here it is! Much "look out he's behind you"N Howevdr, a skilful adaptation with a street-wise Riding Hood and a raunchy jazz score ensure nothing here is old hat! - Great fun. THE STAR'S IDEAL CHRISTMAS, p 331
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1831:03 The Barbican Theatre 638 8891 Third and last year of the RSC's classic production about the "boy who wouldn't grow upbN Try and see itN My only caveat would be that Jane Carr's lovely characterisation as 'dndy is in dangdr of slipping over into caricature  mor— follows
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1800:15  4/5 THE    N THE LION, THE HTCH AND 'ARDROBE Westl—nster Theatre 834 0283 4 children stumble into thd legfndary land of Narnia through the wardrobe, where the wicked Snow Queen has madd it forevdr winter but never ChristmasN Not for the sophisticated kid, but a
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1820:00 MAYFAIR THEATRE: 629 3037 The indomitable Sooty bear is back - - and it's the best Sooty show yet with Matthew Corbdtt at last sdeM—ng to lovd Sooty as much as his audiences do Great fun for 4 to 7 year olds (DK! BUTTON MOON AND THE TIN CAN BAND JEANETTA COCHRANE THEATRE 226 5911 TV stars Mr and Mrs Spoon and daughter Tina Teaspoon take to thd stagf, and go off in their spaceship to Button Moon to see famous rock band the Singing Hot Pots. The Hot Pots were a big hit with our 3 year old ref—ewer!  more follows >
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1817:12 THE WIZ Lyric Theatre, Hamldqsmith 741 2311 However crowded your Christmas, make a space to sfe this! Basfd on the book "The Wizard of Oz", one of the most talented musical casts around, plus some extraordinary sets, make each of Dorothy's meetings a magical moment (SF more follows >
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1830:11  4/5 THE     N CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE THE LION, THE WITCH AND WARDROBE Westminster Theatre 834 0283 4 children stumble into the legendary land of Narnia through the wardrobe, where the wicked Snow Queen has made it forever winter but never Christmas Not for the sophisticated kid, but a introduction to Lewis for little onesN RED RIDING HOOD THEATRE ROYAL, STRATFORD EN If you're looking for traditional panto here it is! Much "look out he's behind you"N However, a skilful adaptation with a street-wise Riding Hood and a raunchy jazz score ensure nothing here is old hat! - Great funN THE STAR'S IDEAL CHRISTMAS, pN 331
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1820:01  2/1 THE     N CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE SOOTY: Things That Go Bump In The Night
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1830:00  3/5 THE    N CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Richmond Theatre 940 0088 Suzanne Danielle and Susan Maughan play Jack and his Princess, and Keith Barron is unrecognisable as the splendid villain FleshcrepN A folly good panto with (thankfully!) no custard pies (SH) THE WIZ Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith 741 2311 However crowded your Christmas, make a space to sfe this! Based on the book "The Wizard of Oz", one of the most talented musical casts around, plus some extraordinary sets, make each of Dorothy's meetings a magical moment (SF more follows >
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1802:44  5/5 THE      N C HTIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE 8ndhams Theatre 836 3028 Suf Townsfnd's adolescent hero hits the London stagd! The show makes a splendid alternativd to traditional panto for
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1830:11  5/5 THE    N CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE Wyndhams Theatre 836 3028 Suf Townsfnd's adolescent hero hits the London stage! The show makes a splendid alternativf to traditional panto for all but the very tiny. Pity about the songsN But they don't take up much time, and the rest is terrificN PETER PAN The Barbican Theatre 638 8891 Third and last year of the RSC's classic production about the "boy who wouldn't grow up"N Try and see itN My only caveat would be that Jane Carr's lovely characterisation as gendy is in danger of slipping over into caricature  more follows
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1817:17  3/5 THE    NN CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Richmond Theatre 940 0088 Suzanne Danielle and Susan Maughan play Jack and his Princess, and Keith Barron is unrecognisable as the splendid villain FleshcrepN A jolly good panto with (thankfully!) no custard pies (SH)
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1802:40 all but the very tiny Pity about the songs But they don't take up much time, and the rest is terrificN PETER PAN The Barbican Theatre 638 8891 Third and last year of the RSC's classic production about the "boy who wouldn't grow upb Try and see itN My only cavdat would be that Jane Carr's lovely characterisation as 'dndy is in danger of slipping over into caricature  more follows
P327 ORACLE 327 Tue25 Dec LON 1831:11  2/5 THE    N CRITIC'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE SOOTY: Things That Go Bump In The Night MAYFAIR THEATRE: 629 3037 The indomitable Sooty bear is back - - and it's the best Sooty show yet, with Matthew Corbett at last seeming to love Sooty as much as his audiences doN Great fun for 4 to 7 yfar olds (DK) BUTTON MOON AND THE TIN CAN BAND JEANETTA COCHRANE THEATRE 226 5911 TV stars Mr and Mrs Spoon and daughter Tina Teaspoon take to the stage, and go off in their spaceship to Button Moon to see famous rock band the Singing Hot Pots. The Hot Pots were a big hit with our 3 year old reviewer!  more follows >