Kids, you know Tangled? Well, find out more about the story it was based on at the Mumford Theatre, where Proteus Theatre Company is performing Rapunzel. Locked in a tall tower with her overbearing mother, Rapunzel has another problem: her hair. It’s crazy long, it’s got a life of its own, but it sure makes for an entertaining story. Come and see this foot-tapping, high-flying musical show, featuring puppets, gravity-defying actors and plenty of laughs. Takes place 14 December, 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets £7.50-£10.
Pull on your boots and winter coats and head out of the city centre to Wandlebury Country Park just south of Cambridge, for a day of festive crafts and fresh air. Get back to nature and help your little ones as they make beautiful rustic Christmas decorations, wreaths, garlands and table centrepieces, using natural materials found in the park. Experts will be on hand to provide guidance, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. It’s a popular event, so make sure you book in advance to secure your place. There will be two sessions during the day, one at 11am and another at 2pm, 20 December. £5 per child (£4 members) and accompanying adults go free.
Everyone’s favourite little wooden boy comes to life on stage at the ADC Theatre this month in a brand new production of Pinocchio! Cheer, laugh and gasp as our hero outwits the evil Magnifico in this fast- moving musical adventure. He’ll be joined by friends Whinnie the horse, Frankie the flamboyant housekeeper, a rather clumsy Blue Fairy, Barbie and Ken (hmm, we don’t remember those two from the original…) and the voice of reason, Jimmy da Cricket! Pinocchio runs from 19 to 20 December with showings at 2.30pm (Saturday only) and 7.45pm. Tickets cost £11-£14. Note: This isn’t the ADC/Footlights panto – see our Festive Theatre Guide for details of The Emperor’s New Clothes.
:: Taking the kids to a Christmas show this year? Have a look at our reviews of Aladdin at the Arts Theatre and Around the World in 80 Days at Cambridge Junction.