Hare & Tortoise

A play about RIVALRY!

Tortoise challenges boastful Hare to a race, but who will win this famous contest? Adapted from Aesop’s classic fable, Licketyspit’s Hare & Tortoise is a hilarious, highly energetic and imaginative piece of interactive theatre with songs, poetry, puppetry and play.

Audiences are active spectators for this riotous event, wearing supporters’ hats to shout, “Hare will be there! Yeah, yeah, yeah!” or “Go Tortoise go! Don’t be slow!”; baking the race cake with the Bun Brothers; surviving a night in the spooky wood with a ukulele and cheering on the winner(s)!

“…wit, resourcefulness, nimble imagination, and a heartwarming attention to the kind of teensy wee details that add magic and surprises to the narrative… nuances of cartoon capers, nursery rhymes, slapstick silliness, and opportunities for vociferous audience participation… with audiences the clear winners all the way.” The Herald

“All you need is a washing basket shell and a pair of red tights! Our children were mesmerised.” Teacher

Hare and Tortoise Audio Show

In May 2020, as part of Licketyspit’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we serialised the Audio CD of Hare & Tortoise. This is an audio version of the whole show including brilliant original music composed by Tim Brinkhurst and performed by our Artistic Director Virginia and the fabulous Deborah Arnott!

Listen to all the episodes on our Facebook page or by clicking here.