Here’s a Christmas treat for young audiences, aged 3 and up. The new live stage adaptation of much-loved children’s book, Guess How Much I Love You, will play a festive season in the West End, with daytime performances at the Arts Theatre London for four weeks from 6 to 31 December 2017. Check out the colourful production photos below then get booking for the family!
Join Little and Big Nutbrown Hare, from the best-selling Guess How Much I Love You and I Love You All Year Round collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons. The pair of hares settle down after a bedtime story and re-awaken to discover the delights and colours of each season as they compete to measure their love for each other in this timeless loveable story.
Explore this playful story of love and nature as it unfolds on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play, all designed for children aged 3 and up to join in.
Since it was first published by Walker Books in 1994, Guess How Much I Love You, written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, has been translated into 53 languages and sold more than 23 million copies worldwide.
— Guess How Much (@GuessUKTour) November 2, 2017
This new stage production of Guess How Much I Love You stars Penny Dyer as Little Nutbrown Hare, Matthew Crouzieres as Big Nutbrown Hare and Emily-Jane Ashford as Mother Nature. It’s directed by Anna Fox, with music by Harry Sever, movement by Lucie Pankhurst, sound by Yvonne Gilberta and lighting by Charlie Morgan Jones. It’s produced by Selladoor Family and ABA International Touring UK.
Guess How Much I Love You comes to London following a short tour of the UK and United Arab Emirates and launches a new, extensive tour in 2018 post-West End. The tour, launching from 9 February 2018, visits Hertford, Southampton, Newark, Falkirk, Lowestoft, Folkestone, Woking, Southend and Maidstone.
This family favourite is brought to life by Selladoor Family, the producers behind James And The Giant Peach, Seussical and The Owl And The Pussycat and ABA International Touring (UK) Ltd whose current tours include What the Ladybird Heard, Hairy Maclary and Friends and Shark in the Park.
David Hutchinson, Executive Creative Producer for Selladoor, says:
“Following a successful season in the Middle East and soon Asia, we are delighted to bring Sam McBratney’s beautiful story of friendship and discovery to the West End this Christmas, with Anita Jeram’s beloved illustrations hopping from page to stage. Adapted faithfully from the household favourite book, Guess How Much I Love You is an affectionate, gentle and interactive story that both parents and children can enjoy together as the perfect introduction into live theatre this Christmas. We look forward to then bringing the show out to UK regional theatres in spring 2018.”