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The Tortoise and the Hare - a suitcase story

by Kitchen Zoo


An interactive story for under 6s and their grownups with live music, puppetry, telling a tale you thought you knew.

about the production

The Tortoise and The Hare - A Suitcase Story is the latest production from Kitchen Zoo. Featuring fantastical storytelling, inventive puppetry and compelling live jazz trombone and percussion, this 40 minute show is a great introduction to the inventiveness of live theatre.

about the artist

Kitchen Zoo are a theatre company based in Newcastle. They create beautiful and entertaining family shows, usually inspired by traditional or folk tales. Kitchen Zoo are Associate Artists at ARC, Stockton.

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

The show is suitable for small scale and rural touring.

All sound is live and operated on stage.
We have a simple LX design and ask for a venue technician to operate the show for us. We provide a basic LX plan in advance.

In non theatre spaces, the show can be run without an LX rig

Children age 6 and under and their grown ups.

We always know that our audiences are in for a treat when we work with Kitchen Zoo – brilliantly stories energetically told with words and music and a genuine appreciation for how children view the world.“

Annabel Turpin, ARC Stockton

“My 2 year olds second theatre visit and she was mesmerised!! Clapping and dancing the whole way through! As a grown up I loved it. Your enthusiasm is just so contagious! We can’t wait to book our next Kitchen Zoo adventure!”

Audience member for The Tortoise and the Hare

"Zack loved his trip to see Kitchen Zoo Tortoise and Hare at ARC this morning! He was excited by the Hare's energy, totally fixated with Tortoise's physicality and bobbed about with the unforgettable sound. A beautiful story, told brilliantly, with play and live music."

Audience member on The Tortoise and the Hare

All performances are relaxed.

We offer two shows in one day and usually work on guarantees, which we're happy to negotiate.