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Short Stories, Tall Tales presents: The Hare and the Tortoise

Interactive storytelling for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers.

Hannah Summers is an actress, singer and mum and combines each talent to bring interactive, imaginative play for parents/carers and their toddlers aged 0-4. Hannah tells a different story each month, through illustrated film slides, songs, props and creative fun.

The Hare and the Tortoise

In one of the most famous of Aesop’s fables, a very cheeky and boastful Hare gloats that he’s the fastest creature in the whole wood. A tortoise sick of bickering on this topic volunteers to race him and Hare learns an important lesson. Hannah’s inventive and energetic retelling follows the Hare and the Tortoise through, over and round the forest obstacles and working together, your little ones learn that it isn’t all about who wins the chase, slow and steady wins the race.

While social-distancing measures are in place, each family unit has its own space and is given their own props. Adults are encouraged to just enjoy quality time interacting with their little ones.

£9 adult and child pair, £5 additional adult, £4 additional child.

Theatre, Family


Friday 21st May 2021 - Friday 21st May 2021 Starts 11.30am

TICKET PRICE: £9, £4, £5

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