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.
Orion and the Dark
Our brand new show for children and families Orion and the Dark is based on the award winning book by Emma Yarlett and will tour the UK throughout 2016.
Orion is scared of more or less everything. He's terrified of wasps and monsters, afraid of sheds and storms, panicked by spiders and fearful of heights but there is one thing that scares him more than anything else. Most of all he's scared of... The DARK!
Join Orion on an adventure as he faces his biggest fear and find out it's friendly! A heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and overcoming your fears.
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.
"This is a stunningly-produced book about facing our fears, yes, but it's also about the warmth of friendship. Author/illustrator Emma Yarlett has created a truly gorgeous story."
Kid's Book Review
"Orion and the Dark is a tear-jerking heart-stirring triumph. This book projects the very essence of freedom, mindfulness, adventure and the value of true friendship in it's purest form. An impossibly perfect bedtime story to be cherished. Simply stunning."
Book Sniffing Pug
"Full of humour, charm and adventure; a tale of friendship and overcoming fears."
The Illustrated Forest
Orion: Matthieu Hauret
Dark: Robert Hazle
Orion's Mum / Shady / Celina and others: Nicola Rainford
Based on a book by: Emma Yarlett
Book and original direction: Ollie Fielding
Director: Charlie Ely
Music and Lyrics: John Chambers
Puppet maker: Emily Bestow
Production associate: George Francis
Producer: Amy Holson-Schwartz
Associate producer: Hayley Fielding
Have a look at Emma Yarlett's own website
See Emma's other amazing books on the Templar Publshing website
Check out the original artwork and fantastic prints of Emma Yarlett's illustrations on the Children's Book Illustration website
Photos taken by Pamela Raith
|21st||The Albany, Deptford||1pm and 3pm||020 8692 4446|
|27th||Brewery Arts, Kendal||2pm||01539 725 133|
|28th||Jacksons Lane||12pm and 3pm||020 8341 4421|
|5th||Canada Water, Culture Space||1pm and 3pm||020 8692 4446|
|6th||Cornerstone, Didcot||2pm||01235 515144|
|12th||Berry Theatre, Southampton||2pm||023 8065 2333|
|13th||artsdepot, Finchley||11am and 2pm||020 8369 5454|
|15th||Salisbury Playhouse||11am and 2pm||01722 320 333|
|19th||New Wolsey, Ipswich||11am and 2pm||01473 295 900|
|3rd||Greenwich Theatre||2pm||020 8858 7755|
|7th & 8th||The Warren, Brighton Fringe||11am||01273 987 516|
|24th||Downing College, Cambridge||2:30pm|
|8th||Half Moon, London||11am & 2pm||020 7709 8900|
|15th||Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes||2:30pm||01908 324 466|
|20th||Loughborough Town Hall||11am||01509 231 914|