Peaceful Lion productions was founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Ollie Fielding to produce pioneering theatre for family and children's audiences.
Stylish productions with a hint of mischief and a dab of spectacle for audiences of all ages.
Our hit show 'Hey, Presto!' based on the book by Nadia Shireen opened at the Pleasance Theatre in December 2013 and then toured the UK throughout 2014.
Presto, the cat, is a very talented magician, so when he and his best friend Monty, the dog, join a funfair and start a magic show things look good for the duo. But fame goes to Monty's head and soon Presto loses his friend and his show! Will true friendship prevail? Is there a touch of magic in the air?
A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief accompanied by catchy songs, this is the perfect treat for everyone aged 3 and up.
Please download our free activity pack full of puzzles and activities. A specially created teacher resource pack will also be made available to all schools who book to see the show. To read more about our education work please visit our education page.
"A gorgeous show for kids... By the finale, everyone was under this show’s joyous spell."
wonderful show... both my children really enjoyed
it. The story really kept them entertained. We would
definitely recommend a performance of Hey, Presto!"
Jenny Kearney – 'The Gingerbread House' blog
have kids, take them. Great tunes, magic tricks,
lots of shouting and heckling opportunities.
Excellent day out"
Nadia Shireen – author of Hey, Presto!
Presto: Katie Arnstein
Monty: Henry Wyrley-Birch
Gareth, Leonard, Mr Network, Walter: Anita Creed
Based on a book by: Nadia Shireen
Director: Ollie Fielding
Composer and lyricist: John Chambers
Designer: Eleanor Field
Lighting designer: Sarah McColgan
Associate producer: Hayley Fielding
Associate producer: Amy Holson-Schwartz
Magic consultant: Tony Middleton
Stage Manager: Charlie Ely
Press and marketing: Rachel Bailin
We are very grateful to APCOA Parking for their support with our tour of Hey, Presto!
Photos taken by Pamela Raith
|19th||The Atkinson, Southport||2:30pm|
|25th||Z-Arts, Manchester||1:00pm||0161 226 1912|
|26th||Jacksons Lane||3:00pm||020 8341 4421|
|1st||New Wolsey, Ipswich||11:00am & 2:00pm||01473 295 900|
|15th||Canada Water Culture Space||1:00pm & 3:00pm||020 8692 4446|
|16th||The Albany, Deptford||1:00pm & 3:00pm||020 8692 4446|
|28th||The Arc, Borehamwood||2:00pm|
|1st||The Arc, Borehamwood||2:00pm|
|15th||Buxton Opera House||1:30pm & 3:30pm||0845 127 2190|
|3rd-6th||The Warren, Brighton||Sat - Mon 11:00am
|07800 983 290|
|6th||The Mill Studio, Yvonne-Arnaud, Guildford||11:00am & 2:00pm||01483 44 00 00|
|13th||Fairfield Hall, Croydon||11:00am & 2:00pm||020 8688 9291|
|20th||ARC, Stockton-On-Tees||2:30pm||01642 525199|
|21st||artsdepot, Finchley||11:00am & 2:00pm||020 8369 5454|
|27th||The Lights, Andover||11:00am||01264 368 368|
|5th||Cornerstone, Didcot||2:00pm||01235 515144|
|11th||Theatre Royal, Margate||2:00pm||01843 292795|
|25th||Stantonbury, Milton Keynes||2:30pm||01908 324466|
|26th||Citadel, St Helens||2:00pm||01744 735436|
|28th||The Met, Bury||11:00am & 1:00pm||0161 761 2216|
|29th - 30th||Watermans, Brentford||3pm||020 8232 1010|