The Great Race!, written and directed by Vicky Ireland. Design by Mila Saunders. Music and Animation by Julian Butler. Performed by Haruka Kuroda (from CBBC’s Officially Amazing) and Windson Liong.
For children aged 4-7, their family and friends. Click on the venue links below for tickets and more information.
Harrow Arts Centre, Hatch End
The Macready Theatre, Rugby
Greenwich Theatre, Greenwich
Kenneth Moore Theatre, Ilford
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
The Cockpit, Marylebone
Theatre Peckham, Peckham
The Jade Emperor is looking for twelve heroic animals to care for the planet. How will he choose them? By challenging them to a Great Race!
Meet a group of determined animals as they limber up for the race of their lives. Because this is no ordinary contest. The animals must cross a mighty river, scale a towering mountain and outwit their cunning competitors. How will overcome these obstacles? With a bit of courage and a lot of imagination.
In the year of the Tokyo Olympics, The Great Race! is the perfect way to introduce children to the legend of the Eastern Zodiac. They’ll learn the origins of the story, and they’ll find out how to work out their zodiac sign.
The Great Race! is brought to you by A Thousand Cranes, who create visual, vibrant theatre that draws on the stories and theatre traditions of Japan and East Asia. Get ready for some adorable puppets, clever animated effects and specially-composed music.