Following a short run in the UK and the UAE in 2017 Selladoor Family and ABA International Touring UK announce that their brand-new live stage adaptation of the much-loved classic children’s book, published by Walker Books – written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, Guess How Much I Love You, will play a festive run in the West End at The Arts Theatre London for 4 weeks (6th – 31st December) prior to a UK Tour in 2018.
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.
Watch and join in as Little and Big Nutbrown Hare 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.
Cast includes Penny Dyer as Little Nutbrown Hare, Matthew Crouzieres as Big Nutbrown Hare and Emily-Jane Ashford as Mother Nature.
Guess How Much I Love You is directed by Anna Fox, with music composed by Harry Sever and movement by Lucie Pankhurst. Sound design is by Yvonne Gilbert and lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones. Explore this playful story of love and nature as it unfolds on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play for children aged 3 and up.
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.”