How to Hide a Lion
When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down.
Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion based on the book by Helen Stephens. Adapted and directed by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr, Helen Stephen’s magical book comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.
Stephanie De Whalley
Peter Glanville - Director and Adapter
Barb Jungr - Composer
Laura McEwen - Set Designer
Samuel Wyer - Puppet Designer
Will Evans - Lighting Designer
"Comes to life with a roar"
"Comes to life with a roar."
"Little gem of a production . . . enchanting mini musical."
"Staying true to the terrific tale and delightful drawings, with an extra pawful of stagey sprinkles... this makes for a very classy production."
"How To Hide A Lion is an absolute delight and I highly recommend that young people, and all those of you who are young at heart, should catch this show"
Listen to the songs from the show!
The 2018 Tour
8th to 15th Sep LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
16th Sep HERTFORD Theatre
18th Sep SOUTHEND Palace Theatre
19th Sep LETCHWORTH Broadway
20th Sep REDBRIDGE Drama Centre
22nd, 23rd Sep OXFORD Playhouse
27th Sep BARRY Memo Arts Centre
28th Sep YSTRADGYNLAIS The Welfare
29th Sep NEWPORT Riverfront
30th Sep LONDON HighTide Festival Walthamstow
3rd Oct TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre
4th Oct UPPINGHAM Theatre
5th Oct RADLETT Arts Centre
6th Oct LONDON Greenwich Theatre
7th Oct CRAWLEY The Hawth Stuido
9th Oct GRANTHAM, Guildhall Arts Centre
10th Oct LINCOLN Drill Hall
11th Oct STOKE-ON-TRENT Mitchell Arts Centre
12th Oct CHIPPENHAM The Neeld
13th Oct CHIPPING NORTON Theatre
14th Oct LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre
17th Oct MALVERN Theatres
18th Oct SWANSEA Taliesin Arts Centre
19th Oct LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre
20th Oct LONDON Lyric Hammersmith
21st Oct PETERBOROUGH Broadway Theatre
22nd, 23rd Oct WINCHESTER Theatre Royal
25th to 28th Oct SALFORD The Lowry
1st, 2nd Nov MOLD Theatr Clwyd
3rd Nov TEWKESBURY Roses Theatre
4th Nov LONDON artsdepot
6th Nov BISHOP'S STORTFORD Rhodes Arts Complex
7th Nov WANTAGE The Beacon
8th Nov COVENTRY The Albany Theatre
9th, 10th Nov BASINGSTOKE The Haymarket
11th Nov HENLEY-ON-THAMES Kenton Theatre
13th Nov STANTONBURY Theatre
14th Nov WINDSOR The Old Court
15th Nov SHOREHAM-BY-SEA Ropetackle Arts Centre
16th Nov ST IVES, Burgess Hall
17th Nov EAST GRINSTEAD Chequer Mead Theatre
18th Nov MARGATE Theatre Royal