Room on the Broom Tickets

Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Important Info
Child Policy

Recommended for ages 3 and above.


Important Information 

Children under 18 months and babes in arms admitted for free but must be on a lap and not a seat. Please ask for a babes in arms tickets at the theatre box office on arrival.
Performance Timings
Monday - -
Tuesday 11:00 -
Wednesday 11:00 -
Thursday 11:00 -
Friday 11:00 -
Saturday 10:00 12:00
Sunday 10:00 12:00
Show Info

Book Room on the Broom Tickets

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick when they pick up a helpful dog, bird and frog for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and ‘CRACK’ it snaps in two!

Enjoy songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up in the Olivier Award nominated show.


Synopsis 

The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers - a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy frog. But, this broomstick’s not meant for five and - CRACK - it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears!


Child Policy

Recommended for ages 3 and above.


Important Information 

Children under 18 months and babes in arms admitted for free but must be on a lap and not a seat. Please ask for a babes in arms tickets at the theatre box office on arrival.

Important information

Running time
60 mins no interval
Booking Until
Sun, 13 January 2019
Cast

Room on the Broom Cast

Cast


Witch
Amy Harris

Cat
Emma Crowley-Bennett

Dog/Frog
Charlie Guest

Bird/Dragon
Andrew Mudie

Understudy/Assistant Stage Manager
Alastair Chisholm

Company Stage Manager
Charlie Young


Creative Team


Director
olivia jacobs

Creative Producer
toby mitchell

Associate Director (current cast)
sam conway

Designer
morgan large

Lighting Designer
james whiteside

Puppets
yvonne stone

Scenic Construction
kw props

Music and Lyrics
jon fiber, andy shaw and robin price

Music Production
jon fiber and andy shaw for shock productions
Reviews

Room on the Broom Critics & Reviews

this performance is great family entertainment and is an ideal way to keep your little ones amused.
*****
What's Good to Do


The show was bewitching and fast paced throughout, which ensured there was never a dull moment, alongside the perfectly struck balance between action and song. Room on the Broom was children’s theatre at its finest as it takes a special show to keep auditorium full of very young children captivated.
****
North West End


a truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained.
*****
The List


children’s theatre doesn’t come much better than this.
****
The Stage


This really is an ideal family treat. A classic story inventively reimagined… that casts a spell of enjoyment over kids and their parents alike.
Official London Theatre


when i asked my niece what her favourite part was, she replied: “everything”.
****
Northern Soul


Rather than patronising children with saccharine adaptations, the company's blend of slapstick humour, original songs and rapid fire dialogue ensure this truly is a show for the whole family.
North-West Evening Mail


55 minutes of high-energy treat… (Reviewer’s child: ‘I want to see it again. Now please, mummy.’)
****
Sunday Times


very catchy songs, brilliant puppets and a fantastically animated cast
*****
Families Magazine


a perfect introduction to the theatre
****
Sunday Express


Undeniably charming… Winning performances, jaunty songs and some delightful puppetry… A sweet little enchantment
****
Time Out


Using their trademark physical theatre style, catchy signature tunes and puppetry – [Tall Stories] succeed in appealing to the adults in the audience just as much as they do the children.
****
Upstaged Manchester


an incredibly inventive show – a real treat.
****
The Herald


this magical show is out of this world!
*****
one4review.com


a colourful, lively and simply lovely show.
****
Three Weeks


julia donaldson’s madcap tale is vividly brought to life – a must-see show.
Primary Times


an absolute delight… had the audience hooked from start to finish.
*****
BritishTheatre.com


a magical spell of really enjoyable family fun!
Maidenhead Advertiser


A very professional production of a popular story. The acting is superb and the puppetry is excellent.
BroadwayBaby


One of the very best things we have ever seen... Thanks Tall Stories for one of the most memorable afternoons of theatre that we have experienced. My wife and I loved it but most importantly the biggest fan was our 3 year old son.
David, audience member


Just had to write. We have been to see Room on the Broom in Basingstoke today with our three and a half year old daughter. It was fantastic!!! We all loved it. I just don’t know how you do it each time – you turn a much loved book into a brilliant stage show which also has humour. I think we smiled all the way through. It was brilliant! The cast are so talented and we loved the puppets especially the dog and the frog! Thank you for another fab show.
Clare, audience member


One of the best children’s theatre productions I’ve seen. We brought 50+ 5-7 year-olds – all loved it – as did the adults. True magic!
J, audience member
Venue Info

Lyric Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

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Lyric Theatre

Address: 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Capacity: 967

Designed by C J Phipps, the Lyric Theatre opened on 17th December 1888 and is the oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. It was commissioned by Henry J. Leslie as an operetta house, the first production being a transfer of Dorothy from the Prince of Wales Theatre, starring Marie Tempest. The theatre has housed various types of theatre, including operetta and comedy, but has mainly seen plays and musicals take up residence in the 20th century. Notable productions from the early 20th century include The Chocolate Soldier (1910) by Oscar Straus, an operetta setting of George Bernard Shaw’s play Arms and the Man. 1911 saw Yvonne Arnaud take the stage in the musical The Girl in the Taxi. And a play about the life of the composer Franz Schubert proved very popular in 1922.

A 1933 redecoration of the building, now managed by Thomas Bostock, made way for a production of Royal Family by George S Kaufman with a roster of talent in its cast – Madge Titheradge, Marie Tempest and the up-and-coming Laurence Olivier, directed by Noël Coward. Over the next 50 years, the Lyric housed plays almost exclusively (Grab Me a Gondola in 1954 and Irma La Douce in 1958 being the obvious exceptions), but this changed in 1983 with the arrival of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers which, although only running from April to October, won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and returned to the West End in 1988 for a record-breaking run, eventually closing in 2013.

1990 saw the arrival of Five Guys Named Moe, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, which ran for five years, and was followed by a revival of another musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’, featuring the music of Fats Waller. Andrew Lloyd webber and Alan Ayckbourn’s musical By Jeeves transferred from the Duke of York’s Theatre in 1996, and Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group bought the theatre in 2000. The theatre then saw another healthy succession of almost solidly plays until the arrival of the theatre’s current tenant, Thriller Live, in 2009.

Nimax Theatres has owned the Lyric since 2005.


Seating

The auditorium has four levels – Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony. In the Stalls, the view of the stage is slightly obscured by the overhang of the Dress Circle in Rows Q and R. Of note, pillars support the Dress Circle and do hinder the view from certain seats at the back of the Stalls.

In the Dress Circle, the view is compromised by pillars in Row F and beyond, and the shallow rake of the Dress Circle does not guarantee great views for shorter patrons.

The Upper Circle offers rather shallow legroom and whilst the overhang of the Balcony above does not hinder the view, the low ceiling may make some people feel a little claustrophobic.

Of note, the Balcony is very high up and offers little legroom, but the seats, other than the designated restricted view seats at the side of the auditorium, do offer a good view of the stage.


Facilities At Lyric Theatre 

Seat plan: Lyric Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Access description: 
Access to the Box Office is by three foyer width steps and one small step at the main doors with handrails on either side. There are no steps between the ticketing entrance and the Dress Circle doors. Inside the Dress Circle level there are 5 steps leading to seats. There are 32 (26 from level access entrance) steps leading down into the Stalls level. There is a tall staircase leading to the Upper Circle and Balcony levels. All steps inside the auditorium are highlighted.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 5 headsets.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium, although we recommend an end of row or box seat for their comfort. Staff available to dog-sit. We can take 2 dogs at any one time and advance booking is recommended.

Disabled Access: Entrance is through the left-hand double EXIT door (Royal Entrance) as you face the theatre. Level access to Boxes E, D and C. Boxes C and D can accomodate 1 scooter or wheelchair plus guest. Box E can accomodate 1 scooter or wheelchair plus 2 guests or 2 scooters or 2 wheelchairs.. Slightly restricted view. Transfer seating available to Dress Circle (up 6 steps from Royal Entrance). Wheelchairs stored in cloakroom or front of house store, on Dress Circle level. Venue suitable for scooters – please check when booking. Senior members of staff can assist further in the purchase of refreshments and programmes.

Toilets: Men’s and women’s off the Dress Circle Bar. Women’s 4 steps up from Stalls bar, men’s 11 steps up from Stalls bar. Women’s and men’s off rear Stalls and at Upper Circle and Balcony levels.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet on the left inside the Royal entrance in the Royal Retiring Room


Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.