NEWS: What the Ladybird Heard flies into the West End this summer

Join the Ladybird and her farmyard friends Live on Stage at the Palace Theatre for a strictly limited summer season from 15th July to 29th August 2021 

From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Lydia  Monks, comes the stage show of the much-loved picture book What the Ladybird Heard. With live original music from a quartet of talented actors, puppetry and a whole farmyard of fun, this 55-minute family favourite is the perfect summer treat! 

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a scheme of her own! 

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len. (Photo shows previous cast members). Photo credit: Robert Day

I am delighted that What the Ladybird Heard is returning to the  stage and I’m looking forward to welcoming family audiences back to the West End for a much  needed treat this summer. It will be wonderful to see smiling faces in the glorious Palace Theatre once again.”

Kenny Wax, Producer

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog as they take on the  villains in their quest to save the day at the Palace Theatre, London. Published by Macmillan  Children’s Books and with over 4 million copies sold this adaptation is the perfect introduction to theatre for children aged 3+. Expect plenty of participation, lots of laughs and rhymes galore! 

First conceived on a countryside walk with her son, Donaldson enjoyed the idea of a quiet Ladybird outwitting the bigger brawnier creatures. The animals and their noises fill this colourful  adventure with real flair and, in consultation with the original illustrator, beautifully capture the magic of the story. 

Age recommendation: 3+

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