About the show
The whole farmyard comes alive in What The Ladybird Heard at the Lyric Theatre.
Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s What The Ladybird Heard comes to London’s Lyric Theatre. It promises bucket loads of fun for the littlest ones this summer. Using live music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, this buoyant stage adaptation is guaranteed to entertain.
Graham Hubbard directs the charming tale about never judging a creature by its size. The humble polka dot ladybird may well be small, but in this story she’s got the most important role. When Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len attempt to steal the farmer’s prize cow, they don’t bank on battling the mighty ladybird. With her ears sharply tuned, the ladybird comes up with a plan of her own.
Woolly sheep, hairy hog, fat red hen and dainty dog make up the rest of the fun-filled farmyard. They work together to keep up the fast-paced action of this family-friendly show.
You can find out more about What The Ladybird Heard, and hear one of the show’s songs, in our Hear it first feature with Lydia Monks.
Julia Donaldson is one of the best-loved children’s authors in the UK. She is most famous for her furry creation, The Gruffalo. Her other works include Stick Man, The Scarecrows’ Wedding, and also The Snail And The Whale.
Lyric Theatre has a BSL interpreted performance on Thursday 13 July at 11:00am. It also has an audio-described performance on Thursday 20 July at 11:00am (with a touch-tour at 10:00). Finally, there’s a relaxed performance on 8 August at 2:00pm. To book these please contact the theatre box office directly.
Suitable for ages 3 and over.
What The Ladybird Heard runs from 5 July – 10 September 2017 at the Lyric Theatre.