{Review & Giveaway} Seriously Vile Fun @ KidsFest 2015! And a $248 GIVEAWAY to The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

Ever wanted to get your kids interested in books and reading? Well, theatre is a great way to make characters and stories in books come alive on stage!

I’ve always loved bringing Wey to the theatre not only because it’s great quality bonding time but because when his favourite books come to life, it nurtures his love for reading and hence literature and language. Plus, it gives me the reason to revisit books that are old favourites both before and after the show.


Watching the ever popular The Gruffalo’s Child at KidsFest 2014. The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child are 2 of our favourite books and we loved the shows too!

Wey enjoys children’s theatre a lot because, in his words, “I love to see actors act out the characters that I know from my favourite books!”


Wey and R all excited for Stick Man, look at their smiles! Another favourite storybook of ours!

KidsFest has come a long way since it’s inaugural festival in 2012, bringing in quality theatre to the young. We’ve loved The Gruffalo, Stickman, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Room on the Broom, Horrible Histories Barmy Britain and many other great productions.


With the brilliant cast of KidsFest 2014 ‘s The Boy who Cried Wolf! We absolutely loved it!!

This year, there are 8 different productions over 5 weeks, and we are into the last week of KidsFest 2015 with the remaining 3 shows being Horrible Histories Vile VictoriansHorrible Histories Barmy Britain Part 2 and The Tiger Who Came to Tea, opening 19 February – 1 March 2015.


The Horrible Histories series is really cool because it is history come to life with all the nasty bits included to make you laugh out loud!! KidsFest recommends the Horrible Histories productions for children above 7 years old and their families, probably because the books are more suited for that age group. However, younger children can still enjoy  the shows very much.

Our treat for this CNY holiday, after all the crazy preparations and visiting, was to go to the theatre with Horrible Histories Vile Victorians today.  Vile Victorians is the latest Horrible Histories production and is new for 2015. It takes you on an adventure into vile Victorian England, without leaving out the awful! Expect inquisitive minds to stay glued to their seats and lots of curious questions from them. What better way, to start their learning quest outside the classroom, I say!


Thumbs up for the vilest fun with Horrible Histories Vile Victorians at SOTA Drama Theatre!

As expected, Vile Victorians got us laughing out loud from the moment the theatre lights dimmed.  We laughed at the Night Soil Men and their scooping antics as they sang away. Funny as it was, Wey never knew that long ago, there were no toilets at home and what “Night Soil” meant until today! Hahaa! He is certainly glad that he lives in this age and not during Victorian times!

Vile Victorians wouldn’t be complete without introducing dear old Queen Victoria to the children. The cast was brilliantly funny as they spun the story, putting the Queen on a talk show called This Is Your Life. Wey laughed so hard when the ghost of Prince Albert, the dead husband of the Queen, appeared to tell her that he died from contamination from her burst toilet pipes…Totally Eeeewwww!! LOL!


The cast got the kids squealing and laughing with Charge of the Light Brigade. K, Wey and R were having so much fun shouting “Charge!” with gusto and marching left, right, left! And in the crazy fun, we learnt some history about the courage of the cavalry, who bravely carried out their orders without fear of the obvious outcome.


As with the previous Horrible Histories productions, the whole family had fun today and we are hungry for more theatre learning fun.

Here for only 5 performances, you can catch the 4 remaining performances of Horrible Histories Vile Victorians on 22 Feb, Sun or 28 Feb, Sat at 3pm and 5pm. If you haven’t already gotten tickets for the remaining KidsFest shows, don’t hesitate or you’ll be missing out on a lot of fun bonding time.

We have great news!

[Edited 26 Feb 2015 – Update of Giveaway Winner]

A $248 GIVEAWAY to The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

ABA Productions has kindly sponsored One Family Package of 4 x Top Tier Tickets to The Tiger Who Came to Tea, worth more than $248, for giveaway to readers of SAys! Happy Mums. Yay!! 1 lucky reader will get 4 tickets to go to The Tiger Who Came to Tea on 27 Feb 2015, 5pm.


To take part and qualify, please make sure all the following steps are done:

1) Like SAys! Happy Mums on Facebook.

2) Like ABA Productions and Kidsfest Singapore on Facebook.

3) Like and Share this Facebook post stating “Tag @Friend A @Friend B @Friend C @Friend D @Friend E   Hey friends let’s watch The Tiger Who Came To Tea with @SAys! Happy Mums.”. Do make sure your Share is set to PUBLIC.

See example below :


4) Leave a comment on this blog post, with your answer to “Who is the author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea?” and state your Facebook Name and Email Address.

Terms and Conditions

– Giveaway ends 25 February 2015, 11pm.

– All requirements stated above have to be fulfilled to qualify.

– Show date and time is on 27 Feb 2015, Fri 5pm and cannot be changed to a different day or time.

– The Winner will be notified by the email provided under this blog comments and must reply within 12 hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.

– Tickets can be collected from the Ticket Collection counter on show day at the main foyer of the venue, SOTA Drama Theatre.

– This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.

– Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.

Happy Lunar New Year and best of luck!

The above giveaway has ended.  Congratulations and we will be sending you information on ticket collection via EMAIL.  Enjoy children’s theatre and thank you for your support!

Congratulations - The Tiger Who Came To Tea (26Feb2015)

[Edited 26 Feb 2015 – Update of Giveaway Winner]

It’s always a sad goodbye at the end of a KidsFest season because of the great line up of shows both for the very young and also older children, so don’t miss KidsFest 2015, you have only one more week to join in the fun!

If you are planning to go to The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which we’ve heard is really enjoyable, best to get your hands on the book by Judith Kerr, if you don’t already have it at home. We love the story and are all set to read it again before we go to watch it next Sunday! And yes, we’re expecting lots of fun, more about that soon, we promise!

Says! Happy Mums Shirley & Audrey

About The Tiger Who Came to Tea


When: 19 February to 1 March 2015

Where: SOTA Drama Theatre

Who: Recommended for children aged 3year olds & above and their families

Duration: Approximately 55 minutes (no interval) 

About Horrible Histories Vile Victorians


When: 20 -28 February 2015

Where: SOTA Drama Theatre

Who: Recommended for children aged 7 and above & their families

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes (no interval) 

About Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part 2


When: 19 February to 1 March 2015

Where: SOTA Drama Theatre

Who: Recommended for children aged 7 and above & their families

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes (no interval) 

All Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website Quote ABA2015 and SAVE 10%

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents island wide


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About SAys! Happy Mums

We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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