Based on the heart-warming and funny book ‘The Hug’ by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.
Facing many rejections along the way, they meet a rather scary badger, an obsessive squirrel who knows A LOT about nuts, a fabulous fox and an owl who is trying hard to be wise. A tale of hope, empathy and acceptance.
Set to Tom Gray’s beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love…and at the end, a very special hug from our puppets.
‘This is a beauty of an adaptation. An absolute joy. There are wonderful songs and humour for children and adults.’ Kidsbooktolife
‘The production as a whole has a whimsical feel, which is magical for the children yet nostalgic for the adults. With just the right amount of humour and silliness, it was a heart warming story that was enjoyable for all.’ Jodetopedia.com
‘We loved seeing our grand-daughter laugh hysterically at the rabbit. She hasn’t stopped digging since!’ Grandma Julie
THE HUG IS PART OF BACK TO LIVE – A CELEBRATION OF LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA BASEMENT
UNRESERVED SEATING IN ROWS – children seated on carpet and rows behind
AGES 2-8 YEARS
MAXIMUM OF 3 CHILDREN PER ADULT