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Kidz R Us

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Address: Lower Stennack | St Ives Theatre, St Ives TR26 1QG, England
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Kidz R Us is an extraordinary youth theatre group, working with around 100...

Kidz R Us is an extraordinary youth theatre group, working with around 100 young people a year, aged seven and up. A not-for-profit arts charity, we aim to encourage the participation of young people in the performing arts and behind-the-scenes crafts, both for their own personal development and the benefit of the wider community. Production standards are high and since being formed in 1994, we have produced over 70 shows and won numerous awards. Kidz R Us was a finalist in the Best Arts Project category of the 2010 National Lottery Awards and is a recipient of the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Our Artistic Director, Phil Barnett, was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012, and we are honoured to have Sir Tim Rice as our Patron.

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Madness Our House

Superb Superb from all the Touring Rugby / Surf Club from Leicester. A very professional performance by the talented cast of kids ! We will return on our next tour of the South... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig O
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb Superb from all the Touring Rugby / Surf Club from Leicester. A very professional performance by the talented cast of kids ! We will return on our next tour of the South West, We even think some of the Rugby lads will covert to acting !!!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see "Our House" not really knowing what to expect as I wasn't particularly a big fan of Madness way back when, but was thrilled to discover the show was brilliant!! The energy and performances were truly brilliant and we were all transported away on a great story with powerful choreography, signing and acting to all that is Madness!... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on an off chance of something to do with 20 teenage boys on a rugby tour and very glad we went ! We saw a great show and despite the boys reservations they all really enjoyed it - it was a very professional performance by the talented cast of kids ! It was great value too in a... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OUR HOUSE NW1 by KIDZ R US is another great show that is a must see this summer. We went last night and were blown away by the enthusiasm and skill of all the cast. As soon as the band started we knew we were in for a lively show inspired by the songs of Madness. We thoroughly recommend this... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done to the whole cast and crew for a fast paced and energetic performance. The live band was a pleasant addition though if anything the sound of some of the quieter singers could have been improved but the costumes and choreography was very impressive for what we had expected. Never been before but would certainly come again if there... More 

Thank Neal W
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We took our Rainbows and Brownies to see their production of Cinderella. Thoroughly enjoyed this, as good as some professional Pantos that we have seen. A brilliant, talented Theatre Company. They deserve our support.

Thank Ruth C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Kids R Us always put on a fabulous show which belies the ages of its performers. Cinderella was no different with great performances across the board, especially the Ugly Sisters who were both completely hilarious. Hard to believe they were only 16 or so! This is always such a friendly and cosy panto and we'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

absolutely fantastic from start to finish. so much energy from the performer's. Our children were fixated by the characters and make up. We definitely will be back to watch more shows. well done all!!

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went to watch phil and friends last night! Was blown away by all the talent involved in the show. Every soloist and group performances were incredible. Couldn't fault anyone. My highlights of the night had to be Molly hocking singing movie in my mind, the dames extract from the pantomime and the cast of sister act singing raise your voice.... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Booked tickets at the last minute when we saw Avenue Q listed in the St Ives Festival program. Really glad we did - the performance was excellent, the company has some very talented young people. The St Ives Theatre is an old building staffed almost entirely by volunteers - it couldn't be more different to west end theatres. Small, utilitarian,... More 

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