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Family favourite, What The Ladybird Heard, returns to the West End this Summer | Palace Theatre, 15th July – 29th August

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Join the Ladybird and her farmyard friends Live on Stage at the Palace Theatre for a strictly  limited summer season from 15th July to 29th August 2021 

From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Lydia  Monks, comes the stage show of the much-loved picture book What the Ladybird Heard. With  live original music from a quartet of talented actors, puppetry and a whole farmyard of fun, this  55-minute family favourite is the perfect summer treat! 

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a scheme of her own! 

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog as they take on the  villains in their quest to save the day at the Palace Theatre, London. Published by Macmillan  Children’s Books and with over 4 million copies sold this adaptation is the perfect introduction  to theatre for children aged 3+. Expect plenty of participation, lots of laughs and rhymes galore! 

First conceived on a countryside walk with her son, Donaldson enjoyed the idea of a quiet  Ladybird outwitting the bigger brawnier creatures. The animals and their noises fill this colourful  adventure with real flair and, in consultation with the original illustrator, beautifully capture the  magic of the story. 

Producer Kenny Wax comments, I am delighted that What the Ladybird Heard is returning to the  stage and I’m looking forward to welcoming family audiences back to the West End for a much  needed treat this summer. It will be wonderful to see smiling faces in the glorious Palace Theatre  once again.

What the Ladybird Heard will tour in Autumn 2021 – dates to be announced soon