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What The Ladybird Heard takes over The Lowry for school summer holidays.

This summer holiday the best-selling picture book ‘What The Ladybird Heard’ comes to The Lowry stage Wed 1 – Sun 26 August.
Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrations by Lydia Monks, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a plan of her own!
Cast member Emma Carroll said, “I get to play Lily who works on the farm and the Ladybird! The Ladybird is the smallest and quietest creature on the farm but she is also the smartest. She leads the animals and they work together to foil the robbers plan to steal the fine prize cow. It shows you don’t need to be loud or big and tall to be valuable and important. I was attracted to the role because I love being part of an ensemble cast.”
Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog as they take on the villains in this hit musical stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. This action packed 55-minute adventure has original songs, live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs, making it the perfect treat for families with children aged three and up.
Writer of the picture book Julia Donaldson said, “I love the songs, the farmer’s song at the beginning is wonderful and the lovely, lively acting set against Lydia’s [Monks] farmyard is a joy”.
What The Ladybird Heard is presented by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment in association with Matthew Gregory.