Hare & Tortoise

A play about fairness

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.

Join the spectators for this riotous event. Bake the race cake with the Bun Brothers, survive a night in the spooky wood with a ukulele, and put on your supporters’ hats to shout, “Hare will be there! Yeah, yeah, yeah!” or Go Tortoise go! Don’t be slow!” 

First created in 2001, this adaptation is a fantastic story for all children aged 3 years and up, together with their friends and families – including children with additional needs and English as an additional language.

With an original score by Timothy Brinkhurst with Virginia Radcliffe.

“…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.”

Staging requirements & show particulars

Hare & Tortoise is a 2-hander and requires a performance space of 7m/7m with some flexibility.

It has previously been performed in numerous schools and theatres around Scotland, as well outdoors in Glasgow Green as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games cultural events programme.

To book a tour

Licketyspit has seven touring shows in its repertoire.

For more information on how to book a show or tour, please contact info@licketyspit.com or 0741 380 0342.

We look forward to hearing from you!