Model Jamelia and actress Lisa Faulkner were among those who brought their children along for a special performance of We're Going on a Bear Hunt at the Duchess Theatre today (15 July 2009) to mark the launch of the 12th annual Kids Week, which runs this year from the 14 to 28 August.

Kids Week, run by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), is the West End’s longest running theatre promotion. It offers the chance for children aged 5-16 years old to see a range of 30 shows for free (as long as they're accompanied by a full-paying adult), alongside a range of activities and workshops.

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Shows taking part in Kids Week this year include Hairspray, Grease, The 39 Steps, Les Miserables,  The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan, The Phantom of the Opera, Sister Act, Thriller! - Live, Wicked, Billy Elliot, War Horse, We Will Rock You, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, Priscilla, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Dirty Dancing, Hello Dolly!, Blood Brothers and Chicago.

Kids Week 2009 will be supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Theatres for Theatres Appeal. For further information and a full list of shows, workshops and activities, visit www.kidsweek.co.uk