Book now for Oliver Jeffers’ The Way Back Home, plus Sir Quentin Blake & Oliver Jeffers Talk

Oliver Jeffers is one of our favourite children’s authors, so we’re definitely booking tickets to take our little ones to see this play, an adaptation of one of Jeffers’ best loved books: The Way Back Home. It’s about what happens when a young boy discovers a single-propeller aeroplane in his wardrobe and does what any sensible boy would do and flies it into space. The production is a joint venture by Denmark’s Teater Refleksion and Ireland’s Branar Téatar do Pháistí (we don’t know either company’s work, but both sound great), and uses puppets to tell its story. It’s on during half term, at various times during the day, which suits most parents perfectly – but as a result some of the dates have already sold out, so do get booking now. It’s recommended for anyone aged four or over.

Also, for older children (10 +) who are Jeffers fans, or Sir Quentin Blake fans, or just simply illustration fans, Jeffers and Blake will be In Conversation at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 1st at 3.00pm. They will be talking about the different ways they use illustration to express themselves, whether working in a school, on a Fabergé egg or in a U2 video. This sounds like one to book for budding artists and illustrators. Jeffers will also be talking about his work by himself on the same day at the earlier time of 12 noon if that suits you better.

Oliver Jeffers' The Way Back Home: A Space Adventure with Puppets
Play: 29 October 2014 - 2 November 2014. Talk: 1 November 2014, 3.00pm
Play: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Where else:
Talk: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Play: £14 for adults, £7 for children. Talk: £10
0844 875 0073
— Daisy
22nd September 2014