Join Hare and Tortoise at North Edinburgh Arts this Christmas!

Posted on 25/09/2014 by



Following a fantastic run at the Glasgow Green Live Zone Festival 2014 for the Commonwealth Games in July, North Edinburgh Arts’ resident Theatre Company, Licketyspit are bringing their production of Hare & Tortoise to NEA this Christmas!

Adapted from Aesop’s classic fable, Licketyspit’s Hare & Tortoise is a hilarious, highly energetic show. Join the spectators for this riotous event. Put on your supporters’ hats to shout, “Hare will be there! Yeah Yeah Yeah!” or “Go Tortoise go! Don’t be slow!” Bake the race cake with the Bun Brothers, survive a night in the spooky wood with a ukulele… This show is a delightful interactive experience for everyone aged 3-103!

Licketyspit’s Hare & Tortoise is suitable for all children aged 3 years and up, together with their friends and families – including children with additional needs and English as an additional language.

Hare & Tortoise Performances

North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ
Monday 1st December – Saturday 20th December 2014

Monday – Thursday: 10am & 1pm
Friday: 5pm (Twilight family show with Bun Brothers Tea)
Family Saturdays: 11am & 2pm plus family fun events & activities
(The show lasts approximately 1 hour 10 minutes)

Nurseries and Schools:
£6 per child (accompanying adults go free – 1 adult per 5 children)
NEA Good Neighbours card holders: £6 per ticket (child / adult) with 3 for 2 discount (buy two, get one free)
All other tickets: £8 per ticket (child / adult)

For all ticket bookings and enquiries, please contact North Edinburgh Arts Box Office on 0131 315 2151


  • Every ticket comes with a high quality ‘Race Supporters Hat’, which can be made into puppets and a board game after the show
  • Bun Brother’s Tea in the Café
  • Teacher resource packs available
  • Hilarious Hare & Tortoise audio-CD’s for sale (£5)

So put on your Hare ears and Tortoise shells and come and join us – yeah, yeah, yeah!

Audience Feedback:

“(We have been) Listening the CD from The Hare and the Tortoise EVERYDAY from last Saturday 2-3 times a day, singing songs all day long by wee ones and adults at the same time…That is a big success! Congratulations!” (Mum)

“It was excellent. Interaction with audience, variety, explaining what theatre is. THANK YOU! Great!” (Mum with 5 year old)

“I liked the Bun Brothers baking” (3 year old)

“I liked the bit ‘Wa Wa Wa!’”  (5 year old)

“Fantastic, funny, excellent, fun!” (Mum with 8 and 5 year old)

“I loved ALL of it!” (10 year old)

Licketyspit are the Resident Theatre Company at North Edinburgh Arts 2014/15, with support from Creative Scotland Public Engagement funding.

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M  07970 749 138                           

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