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New Children's Festival Will Take Place at the New Wimbledon Theatre in Summer 2024

New Wimbledon Theatre and Roast Productions will present the first Wimbledon Children's Festival from 30 July – 11 August 2024. Learn more about the initial programming here!

Little Angel Theatre Reveals New Spring and Summer 2024 Season

Three brand new productions offer something for all age ranges at Little Angel Theatre. Learn more about the upcoming lineup here!

Little Angel Theatre Reveals its Autumn/Winter Season Lineup

Little Angel Theatre has announced its Autumn /Winter Season which includes a major new adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book reuniting adaptors Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane (who also directs) following their celebrated collaboration on the Olivier-nominated The Smartest Giant in Town, also written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Little Angel Theatre Announces Spring/Summer Season 2023; THE FLYING BATH, THE INSTRUMENTALS, and More!

Little Angel Theatre has announced its upcoming Spring / Summer season. Learn more about the full lineup of performances here!

Birmingham Rep Announces Additional Productions For 2023

Birmingham Rep has announced additional productions for their 2023 season - tickets are on priority sale now and go on general sale at 12pm on Thu 1 Dec.

Northern Stage Announces THIS IS FAMILY Season For 2023

The third in a trilogy of 'This is...' seasons of curated cultural spotlights on big ideas from Northern Stage Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, This is Family is about doing life together.

Little Angel Theatre Announces Spring Season 2022

Little Angel Theatre has announces its 2022 Spring season! Learn more about the full lineup here!

Little Angel Theatre Announces New Shows For 2022

Kicking off the new year, and following a hugely successful run at Little Angel Theatre in 2018, a UK Tour in 2019 and a new run at Polka, The Singing Mermaid, a Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production, by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr will run at Little Angel Theatre from 25 February to 24 April 2022.

Photos: WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD to Open at Milton Keynes Theatre

The much-loved stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard, from bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson and award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks, will arrive in Milton Keynes on Wednesday 24 November.

Guest Blog: Designer Lydia Monks On Bringing A Children's Classic From Page To Stage

What the Ladybird Heard was first brought to the West End in 2017, marking a theatrical perch for the hugely popular sequence of picture books created by the writer Julia Donaldson and the illustrator Lydia Monks. The stage adaptation is back on the West End this summer to be followed by a UK tour, with Monks once more on board as design consultant. The bestselling illustrator discusses what it has been like to bring her creations to three-dimensional life.

New Cast and UK Tour Announced for Julia Donaldson's WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Bringing the farmyard to life will be Nikita Johal (Spring Awakening, Hope Mill), Roddy Lynch (A Christmas Carol, Theatre Royal Bath), James Mateo-Salt (The Pirate Queen, London Coliseum), Matthew McPherson (The Jolly Christmas Postman, Oxford Playhouse), and Abigail Middleton (Pig, Royal Court Theatre Liverpool). Showcasing live instrumental music, original songs, puppetry and rhymes galore this exciting adaptation is a treat for the whole family. 

Additional Headlining Shows Announced At Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome have announced three new productions for this Autumn with the ever-popular drag superstar Ceri Dupree's A Star Is Torn!!! (11 Sep), family favourite What the Ladybird Heard (16-18 Sep) and the smash-hit West End comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong (26-30 Oct).

WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD Will Return to The Palace Theatre this Summer

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. 

Rose Theatre Reopens and Announces Spring 2021 Season

Rose Theatre reopened its doors to audiences last week following the end of the second national lockdown and has announced several upcoming shows for spring 2021.

Bristol Old Vic Announces 24 New Shows For Its Winter/Spring 2019 Season

Bristol Old Vic today went on sale with its Winter/Spring 2019 programme, launching a new season of inspiring, cutting-edge and award-winning theatre, set to take Bristol by storm following its ground-breaking Year of Change.

Amy Tweed And Daniel Harlock Join Polka Theatre's Production Of Julia Donaldson's THE EVERYWEAR BEAR

Full casting is today announced for Polka Theatre's production of The Everywhere Bear. Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville, directs Amy Tweed and Daniel Harlock running until 26 July.

Make Some Noise This Half Term With The Unstoppable Smash-Hit STOMP At Birmingham Hippodrome

With the promise of another great British summertime on its way, here at the Hippodromewe're unleashing our inner-child with a fun-packed programme of live theatre guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather!

Make Some Noise This Half Term With The Unstoppable Smash-Hit STOMP At Birmingham Hippodrome

With the promise of another great British summertime on its way, here at the Hippodromewe're unleashing our inner-child with a fun-packed programme of live theatre guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather!

Five Family Shows Come to the Belgrade Theatre for Easter

With Easter Sunday just around the corner, Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is gearing up for the school holidays with a series of five fantastic family shows.

Lydia Monks FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Lydia Monks written?

Lydia Monks has written 1 shows including What the Ladybird Heard (Author).

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