There’s a Monster in Your Show: at Courtyard Theatre 9 – 12 April

Best-selling author and Brit Award winning musician Tom Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations are leaping from page to stage as his popular Who’s in Your Book? series makes its debut as an exciting new musical show.

A high-energy, 50-minute adventure featuring lively original music is the perfect introduction to live theatre for youngsters. Expect plenty of playful fun as your little ones’ favourite characters come to life in a show packed with interactive moments to enjoy together. 

Ben Murrell, Gil Sidaway, Ashton Owen and Charlie Daniells

Tom Fletcher has sold more than 5 million books and over 10 million records with his band McFly.

Tom: “I’m so excited to see There’s a Monster In Your Book come to life on stage! The whole journey has been incredibly exciting and I can’t wait for everyone to meet the puppets. Theatre is such an important way to introduce children to the arts and There’s a Monster In Your Show is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. I’m so looking forward to seeing their reactions first-hand.”

The production begins with a group of performers preparing to start their show, who quickly discover they are not alone on stage – Little Monster wants to be part of the fun too! With an invitation to his friends, Dragon, Alien and Unicorn, to join him, audiences can expect comedy and chaos as they help to create a magical show, learning about the joy of books and friendship along the way. 

There’s A Monster In Your Show is presented by MEI Theatrical (Millenium Entertainment International), the team who have successfully brought family favourites Twirlywoos Live, Sarah & Duck and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show to the stage.    

Zoe Bourn (Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Mr Men Little Miss) has adapted Tom’s best-selling series of books for the stage. A keen advocate of children’s literacy and the accessibility of story books, she is thrilled to be part of the creative team introducing this debut show to fans of the Monster books. The show is designed by Laura McEwen (Oh, No George!, The Singing Mermaid and Twirlywoos Live) and the puppets created by Keith Frederick (Twirlywoos Live, Jack V Giant, Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet).New music has been composed by Tom Fletcher and Barry Bignold; the show is directed by Miranda Larson, who adapted Tom’s The Christmasaurus and the YouTube phenomena Little Baby Bum for the stage; and puppet direction is by Roman Stefanski, associate director at Polka Theatre (Sarah & Duck and Twirlywoos Live). The Who’s in Your Book? series by Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbot is published by Puffin. 

Based on the best-selling picture book by Tom Fletcher & Greg Abbott
Adapted for the stage by Zoe Bourn
Directed by Miranda Larson
Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
50 mins (no interval)
Age 3+
Box office 0113 213 7700
Book online

Photography by Pamela Raith Photography.

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