English teacher, Mr Lydon, has a suggestion for anyone missing musical theatre now that Trinity’s production of Shrek The Musical is over.

He says: “If any of you need something to fill the Shrek-sized musical theatre void in your lives, a children’s show I wrote a few years ago called the Ballad of Rudy is returning to London (and Didcot) this week. It is on at the Canada Water Cultural Space until the 12th December before heading to the Cornerstone in Didcot in the run up to Christmas Eve. It features a Jazz Penguin and a Walrus named after Nina Simone – what more could you ask for?”

More details can be found here.

The same company, Goblin Theatre, are also performing their version of A Christmas Carol at the amazing Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich if you are looking to get your Dickens fix this Christmas season.

WhatsOnStage rated The Ballad of Rudy five stars: “Brilliant… there is so much to enjoy in this innovative piece of children’s theatre.”

Everything Theatre added: “A classic Christmas tale with a jazzy twist…and adults will have a wonderful time too!”




“Excellent... An ideal introduction to theatre.”

Oxford Times

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