A mysterious present has appeared in
the school playground.
Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside?

The Big ENORMOUS Present explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving..." /> The Pied Piper Theatre Company - The Big ENORMOUS Present

Synopsis

Show
The Big ENORMOUS Present
Dates
17th November - 2nd February
Runtime
50 minutes approx
Suitable for ages 3+
The Big ENORMOUS Present
It's big, it's huge, it's......ENORMOUS!

A mysterious present has appeared in
the school playground.
Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside?

The Big ENORMOUS Present explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving...
Hare & Tortoise "a show full of warmth and charm" - The Stage
★★★★

There are currently no reviews of The Big ENORMOUS Present, but here's a review from a previous production...

Following the success of Pied Piper Theatre’s Burglar Bill last year, this new two hander for very young children follows a similar format. There is little dialogue in Hare and Tortoise, lots of physicality and gentle joking, a neat narrative shape and some catchy songs. And it all sits very happily in the Yvonne Arnaud’s child-friendly studio space.

Catherine Chapman’s designs – flowers, snow, carrots, russet leaves, and more – underpin the seasonal progression, once Tortoise has emerged from hibernation and we await the famous race.

Ebony Feare is a deliciously charismatic tortoise, languorous with an impressive range of reptilian faces and stances and a resonant singing voice. Stefan Stuart’s ever impatient hare, more boyish than leporine, makes for an appropriately lively contrast despite his weaker singing voice.

Tuneful songs and accompanying music range from folk to Mozart, with lots of violin and piano in the backing; the show makes entertaining live use of Feare’s steel pan skills too.

Like most of Tina Williams’ work for the company she founded 30 years ago, Hare and Tortoise is a show full of warmth and charm, which at the opening performance had the school party of five and six year olds, which constituted most of the audience, engaged, gasping and laughing.