How to Hide a Lion: Tour

Helen Stephens' rip-roaring story about hiding a lion and finding a friend.

8 Sep - 18 Nov

Venues across the UK Ages
3 - 6

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.

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.

Cast & Creative

Cast

Stephanie De Whalley
Gilbert Taylor

Creative Team 

Peter Glanville Director and Adaptor
Barb Jungr Composer
Laura McEwen Set Designer
Samuel Wyer Puppet Designer
Will Evans Lighting Designer

Illustrations ©  Helen Stephens

Reviews

“Comes to life with a roar.”

The Guardian

“Little gem of a production . . . enchanting mini musical.”

Children’s Theatre Review

“Staying true to the terrific tale and delightful drawings, with an extra pawful of stagey sprinkles… this makes for a very classy production.”

Curious Mum

Tour & Dates

8 – 15 Sept
LONDON New Wimbledon Theatre
Tel: 0844 871 7615

16 Sept
HERTFORD Theatre 
Tel: 01992 531500

18 Sept
SOUTHEND Palace Theatre 
Tel: 01702 351135

19 Sept
LETCHWORTH Broadway
Tel: 01462 681088

15 – 20 Sept
REDBRIDGE Drama Centre
Tel: 0208 708 8803

22 – 23 Sept
OXFORD Playhouse 
Tel: 01865 305305

27 Sept
BARRY Memo Arts Centre
Tel: 01446 738622

28 Sept
YSTRADGYNLAIS The Welfare
Tel: 01639 843163

29 Sept
NEWPORT Riverfront
Tel: 0844 249 1000

30 Sept
LONDON HighTide Festival Walthamstow
Tel: 01728 573 101

3 Oct
TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre
Tel: 01892 678 678

4 Oct
UPPINGHAM Theatre
Tel: 01572 820820

5 Oct
RADLETT Arts Centre
Tel: 01923 859291

6 Oct
LONDON Greenwich Theatre
Tel: 020 8858 7755

7 Oct
CRAWLEY The Hawth Studio
Tel: 01293 553636

9 Oct
GRANTHAM, Guildhall Arts Centre
Tel: 01476 406158

10 Oct
LINCOLN Drill Hall
Tel: 01522 873894

11 Oct
STOKE-ON-TRENT Mitchell Arts Centre
Tel: 01782 409307

12 Oct
CHIPPENHAM The Neeld
Tel: 01249 446699

13 Oct
CHIPPING NORTON Theatre
Tel: 01608 642350

14 Oct
LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre
Tel: 0844 888 4411

17 Oct
MALVERN Theatres
Tel: 01684 892277

18 Oct
SWANSEA Taliesin Arts Centre
Tel: 01792 602060

19 Oct
LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre
Tel: 01926 334418

20 Oct
LONDON Lyric Hammersmith
Tel: 020 8741 6850

21 Oct
PETERBOROUGH Broadway Theatre
Tel: 01733 306071

22-23 Oct
WINCHESTER Theatre Royal
Tel: 01962 840 440

25-28 Oct
SALFORD The Lowry
Tel: 0843 208 6000

30-31 Oct
HULL Truck Theatre
Tel: 01482 323638

1-2 Nov
MOLD Theatr Clwyd
Tel: 01352 701521

3 Nov
TEWKESBURY Roses Theatre
Tel: 01684 295074

4 Nov
LONDON artsdepot
Tel: 020 8369 5454

6 Nov
BISHOP’S STORTFORD Rhodes Arts Complex
Tel: 01279 710 200

7 Nov
WANTAGE The Beacon
Tel: 01235 763456

8 Nov
COVENTRY The Albany Theatre
Tel: 024 7699 8964

9-10 Nov
BASINGSTOKE The Haymarket
Tel: 01256 844244

11 Nov
HENLEY-ON-THAMES Kenton Theatre
Tel: 01491 575698

13 Nov
STANTONBURY Theatre
Tel: 01908 324466

14 Nov
WINDSOR The Old Court
Tel: 01753 743579

15 Nov
SHOREHAM-BY-SEA Ropetackle Arts Centre
Tel: 01273 464440

16 Nov
ST IVES, Burgess Hall
Tel: 01273 464440

17 Nov
EAST GRINSTEAD Chequer Mead Theatre
Tel: 01342 302000

18 Nov
MARGATE Theatre Royal
Tel: 01843 292795