What the Ladybird Heard



‘charming, well-paced and gently interactive’

‘clever and sophisticated theatre, with real imagination, and a total delight to observe’

‘thoroughly entertaining’

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ much-loved children’s book comes to life at the Lyric Theatre London, bringing farmyard fun to the West End! Opening at the theatre for a limited summer season beginning July 5th 2017, What the Ladybird Heard is guaranteed to thrill families of theatregoers!

A glittering tale packed full of fun, What the Ladybird Heard follows two crafty robbers, one very small ladybird and all of her farmyard friends! When Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len devise a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s best prize cow, the little Ladybird comes up with a whole new plan of her own!

Join a variety of fluffy, snuffly creatures at the Lyric Theatre, from the woolly sheep to the hairy hog, the fat red and hen and the dainty dog! Packed full of colour, amazing puppetry, live music and audience participation that will engage families of all ages, What the Ladybird Heard is the vibrant new stage show that promises to bring laughter and lots of fun.

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What the Ladybird Heard is written by Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo) and Lydia Monks. Directed by Graham Hubbard (The Caucasian Chalk Circle), the production features design by Bek Palmer and lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, with original compositions and sound design by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for JollyGoodTunes.

Casting is yet to be announced.

Show Lengths and Times

What the Ladybird Heard opens at the Lyric Theatre London on July 5th and plays a summer season until September 10th 2017. Performances are at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm on different days. Please check the date and time when booking.

Show running time is 55 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

What the Ladybird Heard is ideally suited to families, with a rough age recommendation for those 3 and up.



Tickets for What the Ladybird Heard at the Lyric Theatre London are now on sale and you can book them above, by using the search form on the right of the page.


Have you seen What the Ladybird Heard? If so please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

One comment

  1. We saw a special reduced length preview show at the National Gallery and it was so wonderful that we’ve booked tickets to enjoy the full show at the Lyric! Our two year old and 7 month old were entranced for the whole thing and I think they will enjoy the full show even more. The songs are fun and catchy, the actors bring such warmth to the story and we can’t wait to see it again!

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