What the Ladybird Heard
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!
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 scheme of her own!
Join the clever Ladybird as she leads the animals on their quest to save the day in this joyous stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard, the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.
With live music, puppetry and a whole farmyard of fun, this 55-minute family favourite is the perfect holiday treat!
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‘Smiles all round’
‘A total delight’
‘It’s a perfect introduction to theatre for early years children while also getting the seal of approval from our almost 8 year old’
The Family Stage
Nikita trained at Performance Preparation Academy.
Credits: Principle Singer in The World Goes ‘Round (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Voice Overs for Kidzania (London/Mexico), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (The Harlington Centre, ‘Tastic Entertainment), Princess Caraboo in Princess Caraboo (Finborough Theatre, Joel Fisher LTD), Yonah in Children Of Eden (Union Theatre, Union Productions), Wendla in Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Theatre, DEM & Aria Productions), Laputa in The Snow Queen (The Everyman, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse), Selma Karamy in Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Other Palace & Beittidine Festival, Lebanon (Ali Mataar/Aria Productions)), Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Watford Palace Theatre) and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Newbury Corn Exchange).
Roddy trained at Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship graduating in 2019.
Theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath), Romeo & Juliet and A Christmas Carol (Box Clever Theatre, UK Tour), Urinetown and American Idiot (Old Joint Stock Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Garden Shakespeare Company).
Matthew trained at ArtsEd.
Previous theatre work includes: The Jolly Christmas Postman (Oxford Playhouse/Story Pocket), The Tempest (RSC), Pocket Dream, Merchant of Venice, Midsummer Nights Dream (Propellor Theatre), The Proposal (St James Theatre), Chariots of Fire (Gielgud Theatre), Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (Butterfly Productions), News Revue (Canal Café), A View from the Bridge (Broadway Theatre, Catford), One Dark Night (Riverside Studios) and Drive, Ride, Walk (Arcola).
TV Includes: Big School (BBC) English in Mind (TV Movie).
Originally from Birmingham, James graduated from LSMT in 2019.
Credits include John in Peter Pan at Under the Bridge, and featured ensemble in Pirate Queen at the London Coliseum.
Credits while training include: Henry Saunders in Lend Me a Tenor, Melchior in Spring Awakening, and Charlie in Merrily We Roll Along.
Abigail trained at Rose Bruford Collage Ba(Hons) Actor Musicianship.
Abigail’s recent credits include: Lucy in Pig (Royal Court Theatre Liverpool), Sister Mary Gamble/Ensemble in Scouse Pacific (Royal Court Theatre Liverpool) and Nancy in Kiss Me Quickstep (Hornchurch/Ipswich/Clwyd). Abigail has also appeared in the following pantomimes: My First Panto: Rapunzel (The Garage, Norwich), Beauty & The Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan (all at St Helens Theatre Royal). Other Work: Kätcher – The Party (Commercial), Lessons (Short Film), 2 Sisters 1 Bench (Short Film), Blip (Short Film) and Jack & The Beanstalk (Online Film).