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An illustration featuring a hare taking a nap under a tree while a tortoise runs past with wide eyes and a smile

Tortoise & the Hare

The race is on in Tortoise & the Hare.

When a cheeky Hare won't stop boasting about how fast he can run, thoughtful Tortoise decides it is time to join him in a race. No one thinks Tortoise can win, but when Hare gets distracted by games and treats, Tortoise might just surprise us all.

The perfect introduction to live ballet and live music, your little ones will be cheering along as a playful cast of characters re-tell this classic tale.

‘delightfully performed and expertly staged new short ballet for young people’
The Stage
Dancers in bunny costumes, preparing for the race facing each other in a plank position
Three dancers in bunny costumes. Looks of excitement and joy
Dancer in a Bee Costume, Piqué pose to the left
Hare jumps high in front of Molly the Mole's home

Creative Team

  • Dreda Blow
  • Sebastian Loe
Set Design
  • Ali Allen
  • Bruno Merz

Main illustration by Emily Nuttall. Photos taken by Sophie Beth Jones and Brian Slater.