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Aliens Love Underpants

Relish an entertaining and comical journey into the bizarre world of aliens whose sole purpose is to steal underpants from Earth! Aliens Love Underpants is a fitting stage adaptation to Claire Freedman’s immensely popular children’s bestseller.

Why Watch Aliens Love Underpants

A savoury blend of impressive special effects, heated action sequences, comical scenes that mostly revolves around underpants, and an incredible backing score, Aliens Love Underpants is a treat for the entire family. The absurdity of the characters, dialogue, and the plot itself makes for an hour of children’s TV morphed into an upbeat theatre act. The singing, dancing, puppets, and an uncanny number of pants make this show a memorable introduction to comedy and theatre for any kid. The set design mirrors the silliness and lightheartedness of the play with bright, comic-book style colours and projections. Perhaps what really makes Aliens Love Underpants such a beloved children’s show is the seamless extent to which it involves its young audience in the play. Packed with magic, mischief, and a whole lot of underpants, this show is sure to steal the hearts of kids and parents alike at the Troubadour White City Theatre this autumn!

The Story

In Claire Freedman’s universe, aliens love underpants of all sizes, shapes, and colours. Unfortunately, there are no underpants in space, and they are compelled to look to planet Earth for their outlandish needs. Their spaceships have radars that burst into activity as soon as underpants are spotted on a washing line, and they land in the gardens of unsuspecting house owners in an attempt to steal underpants. In fact, they are so enraptured by the concept of underpants that they wear them on their heads and feet and participate in upside down alien underpants races. Yet, they run away just as swiftly as they arrived the moment they see an unfamiliar human face.

Good For

Family Audiences | Fans of the Original Picture Book


“An adaptation of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's popular picture book is like children's TV in theatre form: colourful, loud, energetic and absurdly upbeat.”
- The Guardian

“A giggle-worthy kids show about pant-stealing extraterrestrials.”
- TimeOut

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show will run for a limited season from 13 August 2019 to 1 September 2019.

Show Timings

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM, 4:30 PM

Leading Roles
Dan Badrick as Timmy
Grace McInerny as Mum/Fiona/Cryl
Adam Jessop as Mr Stevens/Dex
Rhiannon Moushall as Veronic/Shop Assistant/Puppeteer

Creative Director
Adam Bampton-Smith

Choreographed by
Emma Clayton

Additional Information

55 minutes with no intermission

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
In-house Bar
Cloak Room

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Important Information
The show is recommended for ages between 3 and 8. The audiences are also encouraged to shout out during the performance.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. You will need to display a photo ID along with your voucher at the Theatre's Box Office to collect your tickets.

Theatre Address

Troubadour White City Theatre, Wood Lane, London, London, W12 7TS

Getting There

By Bus: Take buses 72, 95, 220, 228, 272, 283 or N72 and get off at South Africa Road (Stop N). The theatre is a short 2-minute walk from this bus stop.

By Tube: Take the Central subway line to White City Station. The theatre is a 5-minute walk from this station.

This ticket is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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