Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd August 10.30am & 1pm / Studio Hub


Kitchen Zoo Presents:

The Tortoise and the Hare – A Suitcase Story

In association with ARC, Stockton, Queen’s Hall Hexham and Gosforth Civic Theatre.

This is a suitcase story. We travel around spinning yarns and telling tales and they all come out of this suitcase.

Today’s story is The Tortoise and the Hare. It’s a race, on your marks, get set, goat! Only joking, GO! Join us as we stretch like a cat, jump like a frog and warm up for the greatest race.

An interactive suitcase story for under 5s and their grownups with live music, puppets and a tale you thought you knew from the makers of WOLF!



Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am & 1pm

Wednesday 3rd August 10.30am & 1pm

Standard: £10.00

Running Time: 45 minutes



  • Hedge
  • The Tortoise and The Hare
  • The McDougalls: Safari Adventure

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, including how we are keeping COVID secure click here.