In association with Birmingham Hippodrome
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved Tales from Acorn Wood stories are brought to life on stage for the first time in an enchanting lift-the-flap experience. Poor old Fox has lost his socks! Are they in the kitchen or inside the clock? And Rat-a-tat-tat! Who’s that keeping tired Rabbit awake? You can also join in with Pig and Hen’s game of hide-and-seek and discover the special surprise Postman Bear is planning for his friends.

Packed full of toe-tapping songs, puppetry, and all the friends from Acorn Wood, this beautiful show from the team that brought you Dear Zoo Live and DEAR SANTA promises to be the perfect treat for children of all ages.

11-12 SEP

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

13-17 SEP

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

19-20 SEP

Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

22-23 SEP

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

24-25 SEP

New Theatre Royal Lincoln, Lincoln

26-27 SEP

The Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

30 SEP-1 OCT

Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

3-4 OCT


7-8 OCT

The Plaza, Stockport

11 OCT

Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

14-15 OCT

Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

16-17 OCT

Devonshire Park, Eastbourne

18-19 OCT

Key Theatre, Peterborough

21-25 OCT

Artsdepot, London

28-29 OCT

Gala Durham, Durham

31 OCT-4 NOV

Playhouse, Liverpool

5-6 NOV

Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

7-8 NOV

Beck Theatre, Hayes

11-12 NOV

The Point Eastleigh, Eastleigh

14-15 NOV

Darlington Hippodrome, Darlington

17 NOV

New Theatre, Cardiff

21-22 NOV

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

25-26 NOV

Anvil Arts, Basingstoke

21-31 DEC

Christmas Special Featuring Squirrel's Snowman

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea


Frederik Pahus

Jenny Trapp

Sam Baumal


Show Captain

Alex Rincon


Photos by Mark Senior

I am really happy that the Tales from Acorn Wood are now moving to the stage. Fans of the books are bound to enjoy seeing the four main characters - Fox, Bear, Pig and Rabbit - brought to life through Norwell Lapley’s clever staging. Live performance and songs are both very close to my heart and I am sure this production will delight children and families.

Julia Donaldson

I have always enjoyed illustrating the Tales from Acorn Wood stories; the wide cast of animal friends is fun to draw and I enjoy developing their world through my pictures. I am very pleased that the Norwell Lapley team is using state of the art staging and technology to create a brilliant experience for children and I am looking forward to seeing it all, especially how they create the lift-the flap effects on stage!

Axel Scheffler

Our special Christmas show features Squirrel’s Snowman – can you help her find everything she needs to build a snowman?