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Popular book to get a stage debut

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 05, 2014

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A NEW show based on an award-winning book is set to hit the stage in Staffordshire.

What The Ladybird Heard is based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and is stopping at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre for two days as part of its UK tour.

Produced by the company behind Room On The Broom Live and The Gruffalo Live, families are advised to book early for this 'glittering family treat' 'due to the previous popular demand of Room On The Broom and The Gruffalo at the county town venue.

A spokesman for the event said: "Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun.

"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 plan of her own.

"This colourful, lively show is filled with live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs.

"Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of the world's most loved children's books, most notably The Gruffalo series which have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

"Julia also held the title of Children's Laureate from 2011 to 2013.

"Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today.

"Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards."

What The Ladybird Heard is performed at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Sunday, September 21 and at 10.30am and 4.30pm on Monday, September 22 at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

Tickets cost £11, with a group offer also available from the box office of buy 10 tickets and receive one free.

The Gatehouse box office can be contacted on 01785 619080.

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