Theatre Royal Plymouth - What The Ladybird Heard

Theatre Royal Plymouth - What The Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard live comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 April, as part of a major UK and international tour direct from the West End.

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 plan of her own!

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog as they take on the villains in this hit musical stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. This action packed 55-minute adventure has original songs, live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs, making it the perfect treat for families with children aged three and up.

Julia Donaldson says of the show: “I love the songs, the farmer’s song at the beginning is wonderful and the lovely, lively acting set against Lydia’s [Monks] farmyard is a joy”.

The cast includes: Emma Breton - Farmer, Emma Carroll - Lily / Ladybird,

Edward Way - Hefty Hugh, Benedict Hastings - Lanky Len and Will Steele

Understudy / Assistant Stage Manager.

The creatives include: Graham Hubbard - Director and Adapter,

Bek Palmer - Set and Costume Design,

Lydia Monks - Design Consultant,

Ric Mountjoy (Lighting Design),

Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw – Composers and Sound Design for JollyGoodTunes

Tickets are priced between £10 - £13.50 and can be booked online at or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.

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