What the Ladybird Heard comes to Birmingham

10/12/2016

One of the most popular bedtime stories in our house is the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ award-winning picture book What the Ladybird Heard. The cunning plan of two robbers Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow is foiled by the tiniest, quietest creature, the Ladybird.

What the Ladybird Heard

Coming to the Town Hall in Birmingham from Tuesday 27th December until Wednesday 11th January 2017, the stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard comes to life. The colourful farmyard adventure is performed with live music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, families are in for a glittering family treat.

What The Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks - Arts Depot, Finchley - 10 October 2013 Producers - Kenny Wax and Matthew Gregory Director - Graham Hubbard Designer - Bek Palmer actors include - David Heywood

What we thought of the show

We really enjoyed the performance of What the Ladybird Heard. We had great seats up in the circle and Olly was really excited to see the show. The performance was just under an hour long which I think was just long enough for little bottoms on seats. We really enjoyed the way the performers incorporated the well known story into the performance played out on stage and it really engaged Olly. The songs were great and we loved the way they used the props on stage and made them into farm animals. It was really clever.

What The Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks - Arts Depot, Finchley - 10 October 2013 Producers - Kenny Wax and Matthew Gregory Director - Graham Hubbard Designer - Bek Palmer actors include - David Heywood

You can find out more about the performance, buy tickets for the show and find details of a specially adapted relaxed and BSL interpreted performance on Sunday 8th January 2017 here.

Sorry, the ticket giveaway is now closed

The Town Hall have very kindly given me a family ticket (for 4 people worth £48) for the performance of the show on Thursday 29th December 2016 at 11:00am. This is a very quick giveaway in light of Christmas being just around the corner so the giveaway closes at midnight on Sunday 18th December 2016. Terms and Conditions apply. Good luck.

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31 Comments

  • Reply Msedollyp 10/12/2016 at 9:06 pm

    Hefty Hugh and lanky len x

  • Reply Theresa Price 10/12/2016 at 9:50 pm

    Great competition, I’d be very happy to win! :-)

    • Reply Emma 10/12/2016 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Theresa, don’t forget to answer the question to validate your entry!
      Thanks

  • Reply Emily Grant 10/12/2016 at 10:06 pm

    Flo would LOVE this!! We regularly read about Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len!!
    Fingers crossed x

  • Reply Wilma Jones 10/12/2016 at 10:57 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh

  • Reply Jodie A Harvey 11/12/2016 at 6:45 am

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh :)

  • Reply Emma Salter 11/12/2016 at 8:46 pm

    The two robbers are called Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh.

  • Reply Laura Tonks 11/12/2016 at 9:26 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh :)

  • Reply Victoria Mylittlel 11/12/2016 at 9:27 pm

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len

  • Reply gemma foster 11/12/2016 at 9:33 pm

    Hefty Hugh and lanky len

  • Reply Kellie McIntyre 11/12/2016 at 9:55 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh. Fingers crossed!

  • Reply donna hale 12/12/2016 at 4:08 pm

    lanky len and hefty hugh

  • Reply Little Pickle's Mom 12/12/2016 at 4:46 pm

    This sounds amazing! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are the robbers… entering even though Pickle is a little bit too young as I’m sure my foster brother would love this!

  • Reply Louise Guttridge 13/12/2016 at 7:50 pm

    Hefty Hugh and lanky len

  • Reply Tee simpson 13/12/2016 at 9:20 pm

    Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh

  • Reply Amy Davies 14/12/2016 at 7:52 am

    My little one has just got the book for her birthday so would really love to see this as a sneaky extra Christmas gift!

  • Reply Kerry Locke 14/12/2016 at 3:31 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh

  • Reply Debbie Burfoot 14/12/2016 at 10:14 pm

    Hefty Hugh and lanky len

  • Reply olivia hinton 14/12/2016 at 10:34 pm

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len!!

  • Reply Lorraine 16/12/2016 at 11:12 am

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len.
    The cow said moo, the Hen said cluck, hiss said the goose and quack said the duck…. we all know the story word for word lol…. this is our bedtime read every night!!

  • Reply Val Swift 16/12/2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len

  • Reply Bryony 17/12/2016 at 2:53 pm

    This is one of Georgie’s favourite stories so we’d love to win this!

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh

  • Reply Linda Griffiths 17/12/2016 at 8:28 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh

  • Reply leanne weir 17/12/2016 at 10:42 pm

    Hefty Hugh and lanky len x

  • Reply ADEINNE TONNER 17/12/2016 at 11:19 pm

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are the robbers in the book

  • Reply Charlotte G 18/12/2016 at 3:14 am

    Hefty Hugh and lanky len :D

  • Reply Rich Tyler 18/12/2016 at 3:19 am

    Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh

  • Reply Jamie Millard 18/12/2016 at 3:43 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh

  • Reply James Holyland 18/12/2016 at 8:05 pm

    Lanky Len & Hefty Hugh

  • Reply Jo Herman 18/12/2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len x love Julia Don Alison x new to your blog but love it already! X

    • Reply Jo Herman 18/12/2016 at 10:41 pm

      *Donaldson!

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