Autumn performances 2024 › London

Béatrice Rodriguez performance

Join us for a fun and interactive morning of drawing and storytelling with French author and illustrator Béatrice Rodriguez and translator Sarah Ardizzone. Children will love to watch the magic of Béatrice drawing live on stage and will enjoy listening to her stories while looking at her delightful illustrations on a large screen. Expertly chaired and translated by Sarah Ardizzone with lots of interaction, games and fun with French, this is an event that is bound to inspire your Key Stage One children.

Every child attending this performance will receive a **FREE** copy of _Barnaby is Not Afraid of Anything_ to take home and keep! cover

Every child attending this performance will receive a FREE copy of Barnaby is Not Afraid of Anything to take home and keep!

Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Thursday 21st November
11:00 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 1 and 2

Béatrice Rodriguez

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as illustrations and cartoons for the press. She lives and works in France.

Praise for The Chicken Thief

An unusual love story unfolds across visually captivating spreads, with the pictures perfectly capturing every detail of the high drama at the heart of this stunning, wordless story

The Guardian

Book tickets for an event and receive two free books for your classroom

How to book tickets

Free Workshops!

The Children’s Bookshow will allocate two free in-classroom workshops to schools attending this performance with 30 or more children. Book tickets for this event to have a chance of being chosen to receive this fantastic opportunity.

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We feel it is so beneficial for our children to have the opportunity to meet authors and to hear them talk about their work. The children themselves are so enthusiastic about reading after these events that we feel they are an invaluable contribution towards our children becoming both skilled readers and lovers of reading.

A teacher in Liverpool

The details

  • Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the performance, so that you have enough time to find your seats and and use the bathroom. Our start times are strictly governed by the theatres that we work with and by the start and end times of the school day. If you are unavoidably delayed, please get in touch with your Children’s Bookshow contact as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the time of the performance, you may want your children to bring a packed lunch. (Please contact the theatre directly to check if there is a suitable space.)
  • Parking facilities vary from theatre to theatre; please check the theatre website for details.
  • Please contact the theatre directly for risk assessment information.
  • Please ensure your children have visited the bathroom before the show starts, or ask them to wait until after the performance ends. A constant stream of children getting up to go to the toilet is very distracting for our performers and other members of the audience.

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Have any questions? Get in touch

Natalie McKie

Your contact for this performance is Natalie McKie, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07827 444399