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Our Co-Production Partnership with The Lion Inside

MAST Mayflower Studios, Rose Theatre, Nicoll Entertainment, Curve and Unicorn Theatre bring Rachel Bright & Jim Fields best-selling children’s story to UK and International audiences in a new musical adaptation.

Fed up of being ignored and forgotten by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes … and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!

This is a heart-warming story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. Based on the multi-million copy selling book by Rachel Bright & Jim Field published by Hachette Children’s Group, this brand-new adaptation for stage is scheduled to tour throughout the UK and Middle East through late summer 2024.

Sarah Punshon, writer and director said: “Bringing such well-known and well-loved characters to life on stage is a big responsibility! Rachel’s words and Jim’s pictures are embedded in so many families’ hearts. My script needed to be true to the story we all know, but find its own theatricality. We’re having great fun in rehearsals finding ways to bring a whole savannah of animals to life, and I can’t stop singing Eamonn O’Dwyer’s fabulous songs. It’s a joy collaborating with this amazing creative team. I’m so looking forward to delighting audiences with our brand-new version, inspiring children across the country to find their own roar.”

MAST Mayflower Studios are very excited to be co-producing the production of The Lion Inside and look forward to it entertaining young audiences in Southampton.

The Lion Inside | 31 May - 1 June 2024

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