From family days out and great places to take the kids in Southampton and surrounding areas, to activity ideas for rainy days, I’ll share my local knowledge and ideas with you all.

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November 2018

Billionaire Boy The Musical in Southampton at NST City

November 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Billionaire Boy, the hilarious new musical based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, is coming to Southampton this Christmas.

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December 2018

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime in Winchester at Theatre Royal

December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Theatre Royal Winchester's traditional family pantomime for 2018 is the enchanting tale of Beauty and the Beast.

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Cinderella Pantomime in Southsea at Kings Theatre Portsmouth

December 11, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2QJ United Kingdom
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Enjoy a traditional family pantomime in Southsea this Christmas, with the story of Cinderella at Kings Theatre.

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Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep, at NST City Southampton

December 13 - December 30
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Dumbshow and Nuffield Southampton Theatres will be telling the story of Humbug the Hedgehog this Christmas.

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Peter Pan Pantomime in Portsmouth at New Theatre Royal

December 13 - December 31
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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Take off to Neverland and see the fantastic 2018 pantomime in Portsmouth - Peter Pan.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime in Basingstoke at The Anvil

December 13, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Anvil, Churchill Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR United Kingdom
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Join Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, a handsome Prince and a wicked stepmother, in The Anvil's 2018 pantomime in Basingstoke.

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Cinderella Pantomime in Fareham at Ferneham Hall

December 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road
Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DB United Kingdom
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This year's pantomime in Fareham is the classic tale of Cinderella.

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Dick Whittington Pantomime in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

December 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Join Dick Whittington as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness in the Mayflower Theatre pantomime in Southampton.

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Snow Queen Christmas Theatre in Eastleigh at The Point

December 15 - December 30
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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Join The Point theatre in Eastleigh for a wintery performance of The Snow Queen.

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Puppet Panto in Southampton at The Berry Theatre Hedge End

December 15 - December 31
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Stuff and Nonsense are returning to The Berry Theatre with their exciting new Christmas show, Puppet Panto.

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Santa’s Christmas Party at Theatre Royal Winchester

December 17
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Santa’s Christmas Party is an interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds.

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The Night Before Christmas at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

December 18
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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The Night Before Christmas is the latest production from Big Wooden Horse, coming to Southampton this December.

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Watch the CBeebies Christmas Show at The Point Eastleigh

December 19
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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This year's CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen! Watch the CBeebies Christmas Show in Eastleigh this December.

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January 2019

Mountbatten Players present Jack and the Beanstalk in Eastleigh

January 10, 2019 - January 13, 2019
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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Mountbatten Players present Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime in Eastleigh, at The Point.

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The Big Enormous Present at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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This 50 minute play is ideal for ages 3-8 and explores the pressures of fitting in.

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Westfield Productions Peter Pan panto in Eastleigh at The Point

January 17, 2019 - January 20, 2019
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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This traditional pantomime in Eastleigh is jam-packed with sing-a-long songs and laughter!

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Cinderella at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Big Pause Productions & HESA present Cinderella at The Berry Theatre, in Hedge End.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

January 30, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Southampton in 2019 with a stunning family favourite - Beauty and the Beast.

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February 2019

First Steps: Beauty and the Beast children’s ballet show at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

February 1, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Mayflower Theatre is welcoming Birmingham Royal Ballet to Southampton for an hour-long interactive show, specially adapted for children aged three plus.

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Anton and Erin in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

February 3, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Anton and Erin, from Strictly Come Dancing fame, bring their show-stopping dance production to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre in February 2019.

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Barnaby Bear’s Adventures at Sea, at The Anvil, Basingstoke

February 5, 2019
The Anvil, Churchill Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR United Kingdom
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Join Barnaby and his friends on this magical adventure at The Anvil theatre in Basingstoke.

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Room on the Broom live on stage in Basingstoke

February 7, 2019 - February 10, 2019
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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See Room on the Broom live on stage in Basingstoke.

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Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants family theatre in Winchester

February 8, 2019 - February 9, 2019
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Oddsocks are bringing their trademark humour to Theatre Royal Winchester, with a show for all the family.

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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman in Basingstoke

February 9, 2019
The Anvil, Churchill Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR United Kingdom
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Sing-a-Long-a Productions are bringing their newest show to Basingstoke, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!

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Wessex Heartbeat Variety Show in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

February 10, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Wessex Heartbeat are raising funds for the Cardiac Centre at the Southampton General Hospital, with their 2019 variety show in Southampton.

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Dear Zoo at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book, is brought to the stage in Portsmouth.

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

February 19, 2019 - February 23, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Matthew Bourne brings Swan Lake to Southampton, with a fresh look for the 21st century.

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Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom in Basingstoke

February 19, 2019 - February 20, 2019
The Anvil, Churchill Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR United Kingdom
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From the makers of Peppa Pig comes the BAFTA Award-winning television animation, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, live on stage in Basingstoke.

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Out of the Hat at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

February 21, 2019
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Long Nose Puppets bring their puppet magic show to The Berry Theatre, in Hedge End.

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Margo & Mr. Whatsit at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

February 23, 2019
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Paddleboat Theatre bring their children's show, Margo & Mr Whatsit, to The Berry Theatre in Hedge End.

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Chinese New Year Extravaganza at Theatre Royal Winchester

February 24, 2019
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Join the celebration as Chinese New Year comes to Winchester!

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March 2019

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show in Basingstoke

March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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Based on the children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant show is coming to Basingstoke!

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Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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This new show from the Woods of Widdershins, uses puppets, storytelling and original music to tell the story of Snow White and Rose Red

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Twirlywoos Live! at Theatre Royal Winchester

March 3, 2019 - March 4, 2019
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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The Twirlywoos are heading to Winchester with their enchanting children's theatre show.

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The Worst Witch family show in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

March 6, 2019 - March 9, 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Watch Jill Murphy’s much-loved characters come to life, in a new stage adaptation of The Worst Witch, a family theatre show in Southampton.

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In The Willows at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

March 7, 2019 - March 9, 2019
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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In The Willows is a hip hop musical version of Wind In The Willows, coming to Portsmouth in 2019.

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Room on the Broom at Theatre Royal Winchester

March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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See Room on the Broom, live on stage in Winchester!

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If All The World Were Paper at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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If All The World Were Paper is a story about best friends who don't always see eye to eye. It's a show about friendship, and falling out, exploring loyalty and understanding in a hilarious and poignant way.

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3 Little Pig Tails at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Garlic Theatre presents a brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs, set in Paris.

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The Cat in the Hat at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 20, 2019 - March 24, 2019
NST Campus, University Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1TR United Kingdom
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Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat stage show is coming to Nuffield Southampton Theatres (Campus site) in March 2019.

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Tom Gates at Kings Theatre Portsmouth

March 27, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2QJ United Kingdom
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Prepare for Liz Pichon’s fantastic characters to come to life in this brand new story for the stage!

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Oliver! at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

March 28, 2019 - March 30, 2019
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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The classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, is coming to Portsmouth's New Theatre Royal in 2019.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, live on stage in Basingstoke

March 28, 2019 - March 31, 2019
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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The smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, direct from the West End, is on its way to Basingstoke!

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Tom Thumb at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 30, 2019 - March 31, 2019
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Join Tom Thumb on his big adventure at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

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Milkshake! Live in Fareham

March 31, 2019
Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road
Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DB United Kingdom
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Join Milkshake Monkey and friends for their new children's stage show at Fareham's Ferneham Hall.

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April 2019

Dinosaur World Live at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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Dinosaur World Live is a roarsome interactive show for all the family!

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The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson in Basingstoke

April 7, 2019 - April 9, 2019
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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Best-selling author Julia Donaldson is coming to Basingstoke with a show featuring six of her books, including The Gruffalo, The Ugly Five and the newly-released The Cook and the King.

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Peter Pan Easter Pantomime at The Anvil Basingstoke

April 9, 2019
The Anvil, Churchill Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR United Kingdom
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The Anvil brings you another classic family Easter pantomime in Basingstoke - Peter Pan!

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The Amazing Bubble Man in Basingstoke

April 11, 2019
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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The Amazing Bubble Man comes to Basingstoke! Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Tickets £15 per adult and £13 per child.

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In the Night Garden Live show at Kings Theatre Portsmouth

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2QJ United Kingdom
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The brand new In the Night Garden Live show is coming to the Kings Theatre Portsmouth in 2019!

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