There are many other family events on the docket. Cabaret Simon is at the Barbican (December 16-31), billed as "a cabaret extravaganza for 4-10 year olds." At the Hampstead is Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play (December 10-February 1), with lots of puppets, along with magic for 3-6 year olds. Scope out The Cat in the Hat by the great Dr. Seuss and directed by the pretty terrific Katie Mitchell at the National's Cottesloe (December 11-January 18). Or Stick Man at the Soho (December 10-January 10), an adaptation of Julia Donaldson's book. And get a load of this opportunity: Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience at Trafalgar Studios (December 8-January 2), which Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner wrote and appear in. The audience is invited to join in an actual Quidditch game.