Hare & Tortoise (3-7yrs)

Company: Pied Piper Theatre
Director: Tina Williams
Writer: Brendan Murray
Running Time: Sun 3 Dec, 3pm 50mins

About this event

A delightful adaptation of Aesop’s fable about opposites, time and friendship for children aged 3+ and their families.

Ready? Steady? Go!

But who’s the fastest; who’s the best? Who will finally win the race? Younger, fitter, faster Hare – tearing around, unable to wait – or slow and steady Tortoise – taking the time to look at the stars?

Find out in this funny, tender, award-winning adaptation of the well-loved story as we journey through the seasons from bud-bursting spring to snow-falling winter in a tale of opposites, time and friendship, brimming with music, movement & colour.


The world is winter: shivery, shaking…

Tortoise sleeping: sound and silent…

Hare is waiting: wishing, wondering

When will Tortoise wake?


I can’t wait for now to be over.

I can’t wait for next to be now.


The world is winter: shimmery, shining…

Tortoise sleeping: safe and soundly…

Hare is waiting: watching, wondering

What will be tomorrow?


Winner of the Writer’s Guild ‘Best Play for Children & Young People’

Designed by Catherine Chapman

Music by Julian Butler




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