Over on our Facebook page you can WIN a family ticket (4 seats) to this fabulous family show. The competition will end at midnight on Sunday 27th of March and winner will be announced Monday 28th March via Facebook. The tickets are to the 2pm show at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke on Sunday 3rd April. Read on for more details about the production!
HOW LION BECAME KING OF
TINGA TINGA LAND
On Tour: 27th March – 31st May
It’s bright, it’s bold, it’s colourful. It has songs children know and love (and can sing along to) and, above all, it’s FUN!
How Lion Became King Of Tinga Tinga Land is one of the best children’s shows around for three to seven year olds. It’s engaging, energetic and absorbing.
Of course that should come as little surprise because its writer and director is none other than Iain Lauchlan, the creator of Tweenies. One of children’s TV’s most seasoned presenters, directors, writers and producers, Iain also created Fun Song Factory and presentedFinger Mouse, as well as the hugely popular Tweenies.
The story of How Lion Became King Of Tinga Tinga Land is straightforward enough. Banjoko the Toucan flies to Africa to warn all of the animals of danger that threatens their homeland. Deciding a king is needed to ward off danger, a group of jungle animals vie for the job but, when threatened by a pack of hungry hyenas, they realise there is only one animal brave enough to be king, Lutalo the lion.
But the show is far more than just its narrative… it’s a complete visual treat and with enough action and audience participation to entrance even the shyest child. Every animal has its own story and the musical arrangements that accompany the show provide an authentic African rhythm that gets even the most hardened toes tapping.
The costumes are designed by Morna Macpherson while the delightful accompanying (award winning) book by Brian Hill and Matthew Howorth has illustrations by D.W Murray who worked on Cars and Lilo and Stitch for Disney.
This will be the second time the show has toured and it kicks off on March 27th at the Light House Kettering. It runs until 31st May and includes two shows at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. All shows start at 11.30am & 2pmand ticket prices start at £11.50 (Concessions £9.50) and are available from box offices now. http://www.
“The rhythms of the drumming, brightly-coloured scenery and Morna Macpherson’s costumes, traditional African singing and upbeat movements come together in a marvelous fusion of theatrical experience, which will delight babies, toddlers and adults alike.” THE STAGE
HOW LION BECAME KING OF
TINGA TINGA LAND UK TOUR 2016
Sunday 27th Kettering The Lighthouse Theatre 01536 414141
Monday 28th Hayes Beck Theatre
020 8561 8371
Tuesday 29th Hayes Beck Theatre
Wednesday 30th Tunbridge Wells Trinity Theatre 01892 678678
Thursday 31st Tunbridge Wells Trinity Theatre
Friday 1st Birmingham Town Hall
Saturday 2nd Birmingham
Sunday 3rd Basingstoke Haymarket Theatre 01256 844244
Saturday 28th London
Leicester Square Theatre 020 7734 2222
Sunday 29th London
Leicester Square Theatre
Monday 30th Preston
Charter Theatre 01772 804444
Tuesday 31st Preston Charter Theatre
All shows start at 11.30am and 2pm.