Get your running shoes on for the must see family half term show

Leeds Carrigeworks is set to host the greatest race on earth this half-term when the winning creative partnership of children’s theatre company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal once again team up, this time to stage Brendan Murray’s new adaptation of Aesop’s fable Hare and Tortoise. The much loved characters will be at the Carriageworks in Leeds on their run around the UK on Tuesday 25 October at 12.30pm & 3pm.
Meet two competing friends in this new fantastic adaptation of Aesop’s fable; a story about racing, opposites, time and friendship.  From sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring you this much loved story brimming with ideas, characters, live music and wonderful physicality.

The Hare and Tortoise in the greatest race on earth with a nail biting, seconds ticking, medal winning end…

The creative team behind Brendan Murray’s new adaptation includes tutti frutti’s artistic director Wendy Harris (Director), Catherine Chapman (Design), with choreography by Ruth Tyson-Jones and original music by Dominic Sales. The cast of this beautifully crafted new production features Luisa Guerreiro (Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, National Theatre) as the Tortoise and newcomer Barnaby Southgate as the Hare.

tutti frutti productions are a national touring theatre company creating high quality work for children and their families to enjoy. Based in Leeds, tutti frutti has been delighting children aged 3 and above since 1991.  The company tour nationally and internationally to schools, venues, arts centres and village halls through the rural touring schemes.  Whether it is a commission or an adaptation of a book, tutti frutti aims to work with the best artists and actors to create a unique and special experience for all who attend. Previous tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal co-productions have included When We Lived in Uncle’s Hat, Whatever Next!, Visiting Grandad, Jack and Silly Billy.

York Theatre Royal is nationally recognised as an inspiring centre for children and young people participating in the arts and as a specialist in creating highly original and engaging theatre for families that has helped to grow audiences for theatre regionally and nationally. Through forging strong artistic partnerships with other theatre companies, like tutti frutti and Pilot Theatre, they continue to create a significant body of work that has regional and national impact.

So make sure you put your running shoes on and don’t miss the must-see family production this autumn.

Tickets are priced at £6.50-£8.50 (Concessions £1 off & Family ticklet of £32 available) and can be obtained by visiting the Carriageworks Box Office or by calling 0113 224 3801. Tickets are also available online at

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