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at Lemon Jelly

Hayley & Kelle have produced more than 30 exclusive shows to Lemon Jelly. Some of these have been in iconic venues such as the O2, London, Her Majesties Theatre in the West End and the Alexander Palace in North London as well as local theatres for more intimate performances. These are not collaborative shows where Lemon Jelly pay a fee to be involved, along with lots of other theatre groups, these are hand selected venues where the show is designed and produced solely by Hayley and Kelle and with their fabulous team of teachers, they are able to bring the children's work to the stage. 

At LJ we believe that performing is the ultimate confidence release for children and we try to present as many opportunities as possible. That said, producing a show takes a huge amount of time, effort and every spare penny we have (and more!) to out on. They do it because they love it! 

We have also been a part of bigger events like BBC Children in need, charity events at Wembly Stadium along with a catalogue of other experiences. We have hired out local cinemas to show our filming projects and we are 100% behind giving children as many opportunities to experience the creativity of our industry. 

Details of our 2024 projects will be announced very soon. There is a FAQ section below if you are new to our projects.

  • How do I book tickets and how much do they cost?
    Tickets for the Finchley arts depot are sold directly via the venue and can be purchased here For the Addams Family. Tickets will be on sale from 4th April and they can be purchased via our ticket source site. The link will be on here from 4th April.
  • How do the children get to the Theatre.
    They will need to be transported to and from the Theatre by parents or carers and signed in at the called time. Children will then be released after the performance in class order. This will be announced beforehand. Please note that timings cannot be flexible due to health, safety and safeguarding on the premises.
  • Does my child need a packed lunch?
    Yes, along with a packed tea and plenty to drink. It will be a long day with plenty of breaks. Slow releasing energy foods like pasta & bananas are great. Please try to avoid too much sugar and fizzy drinks. We operate a NO NUTS policy and this includes Nutella, Peanut Butter, some cereal bars and Pesto. Children will have lots of supervised break times. Providing plenty of water is essential so please make sure your child has lots to drink.
  • Is there Parking and how much does it cost?
    There is no specific parking to any of our theatres but there are public car parks close by to the arts Depot and Uppingham theatre. Local, weekend rates will apply.
  • What does my child need to bring?
    You will have been given costumes for your child to bring with them on show day or your LJ teacher will inform you of costumes that they will bring. all participants will need hair and make-up things, more info in our checklist here. They will need a packed lunch & tea, plenty of water and lots of energy
  • How much do costumes cost?
    We are very conscious of costume prices and it is our main aim to ensure that Parents do not spend huge amounts of money on costume. We ask that all children wera their LJ T-shirt and black bottoms (leggings or Joggers) and black trainers, plimsoles of Jazz shoes. These are staple items which are worn in class each week anyway so all children should already have these. Costumes provided by Lemon Jelly are hired out to you for a fee of £10-£15 for all Items that you will borrow. This is to cover costs of cleaning and repairing. We are a small operation that does not have a huge budget or warehouse for costumes. Many items are bought specifically and/or hired for the purpose of this show. The average cost to us is £12 per costume (most classes are being provided with 2) Your hire fee is a contribution to the overall cost of costuming everyone.
  • Can my child bring devices to the theatre?
    No devices in the theatre please. There will be plenty going on for children all day and we will not accept responsibility for any devices, phones and other valuables on show day.
  • Will the show be filmed?
    No, we will not be filming the show due to additional costs and licensing BUT we do have a professional photographer to capture moments of the day for you to keep as a memory. We used this photographer last year in Leicester and his work is very good. Have a look at his website
  • Can I take photos & Videos
    No photography or videography is permitted. Aside from the fact that we cannot photograph or film other children under any circumstances, we feel it is so important to immerse yourself in this experience with your child. It prompted us to write a blog post on it after watching a documentary on Oasis (the band) in the 90's. You can read our blog here on collective effervescence. We do have a professional photographer who will capture some great moments during the rehearsals. We have used them before and we think they're great. Have a look at their work
  • What time does the show start and finish
    Finchley Arts Depot timings Coming soon! Children will be needed all day. Parents will be only aloowed in during performance times. Uppingham Theatre timings Coming soon! Children will be needed all day. Parents will be only aloowed in during performance times.
  • Can parents stay for the pre show rehearsal?
    No. Parents are not permitted to stay. they need to drop their child to their registration point at the entrance of the theatre and you will collect them at the end of the show. We have very strict safeguarding procedures and Parents are only allowed in the designated public areas.
  • What time do we need to be at the theatre?
    A list of arrival times will be added here soon.
  • Will there be plenty of break time?
    YES!! A lot of break time. We have designated rehearsal on stage, the rest of the time is either break time or getting ready for the show with occasional practise off stage. All children will be supervised by their LJ teacher and other staff members at all times.
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