Stylish productions with a hint of mischief and a dab of spectacle for audiences of all ages.

Rosie's Magic Horse

Our enchanting show for children and families Rosie's Magic Horse is based on a book that could only have come from the wonderful imagination of Russell Hoban and brought vividly to life by illustrator extraordinaire Quentin Blake opeend at the Southwark Playhouse in December 2014 and was followed by a UK Tour.

Little Rosie collects ice-lolly sticks and puts them in an old box. As Rosie dreams of helping her parents pay off the bills her stick collection dreams of becoming something greater. And so, at the stroke of midnight, magic and dreams collide and a horse gallops out of the box! His name is Stickerino. “Where to?” he asks. “Anywhere with treasure!” she answers. There begins an adventure like none other: ice-lolly mountains by the sea, caskets of gold, and scurvy pirates.

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.

Activity worksheet

Download our free activity worksheet to accompany the show. To read more about our education work please visit our education page.


"Thrills the tiny tots."
Daily Mail

"Fun for the whole family."
A Younger Theatre

"There are songs, dancing, shouting-out, silliness and warm fuzzy love a-plenty. The 100-plus strong audience in this spacious but intimate venue were enraptured and all left wiping tears of joy, nostalgia and happiness."
Ipswich Spy

"Visually inventive and captures the essence of childhood "
Reviews Gate

"But whether they’re stringing colourful paper cups together to make a snake, or busting out the pirate pop moves, Peaceful Lion Productions have created a sweet and lively show that will give children plenty of ideas to enrich their own play."
The Stage

"There is a real warmth to the story that shines through and makes Rosie’s Magic Horse truly magical indeed. "
Curious Mum

"This production had me, and the children that I went with, on the edge of our seats. The piece was so touching it moved me to tears three times but the big kid inside me smiled and laughed along. It was wonderfully performed and simply and beautifully created, making it heart-warming and lovely and drawing you to want to join in."
Downton Abbey star Raquel Cassidy

Original cast

Rosie: Katie Arnstein
Rosie's Mum: Anita Creed
Rosie's Dad: Tim Gutteridge

Production team

Based on a book by: Russell Hoban
Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
Book and direction: Ollie Fielding
Music ansd Lyrics: John Chambers
Designer: Eleanor Field
Lighting designer: Sarah McColgan
Associate director: Anita Creed
Associate producer: Hayley Fielding
Associate producer: Amy Holson-Schwartz
Assistant producer: Charlie Ely

Dramatisation based on the book Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban illustrated by Quentin Blake © 2012 Quentin Blake and Russell Hoban. Licensed by Walker Books Ltd., London.

Production photography

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Photos taken by Pamela Raith

Touring schedule


1st Winchester Discovery Centre 11:30am 01962 873 603
8th Jacksons Lane 12pm and 3pm 020 8341 4421
19th and 20th New Wolsey, Ipswich 11am and 2pm 01473 295 900
22nd The Ark, Borehamwood 2pm 020 8238 7288
28th Canada Water, Culture Space 1pm and 3pm 020 8692 4446


8th The Albany, Deptford 1pm and 3pm 020 8692 4446
14th The Point, Eastleigh 2pm 023 8065 2333


2nd-5th The Warren, Brighton Sat - Mon 10:30am
Tue 4:00pm
01273 987 516


5th - 31st Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe 10:00am 0131 556 6550


5th The Atkinson, Southport 2:30pm 01704 533333
12th Loughborough Town Hall 11am 01509 231914
13th Square Chapel, Halifax 2:30pm 01422 349422
19th The Lights, Andover 11am 01264 368368
20th artsdepot, Finchley 11am and 2pm 020 8369 5454
26th Stantonbury, Milton Keynes 2:30pm 01908 324422
27th Cornerstone, Didcot 2pm 01235 515144


3rd Mill Studio, Yvonne-Arnaud, Guildford 11am and 2pm 01483 44 00 00
11th Waterside Arts Centre, Sale 2:30pm 0161 912 5616
17th The Edge, Manchester 11am and 2pm 0161 282 9776
18th Greenwich Theatre 2pm 020 8858 7755
25th Watermans, Brentford 3pm 020 8232 1010
26th West End Centre, Aldershot 2:30pm 01252 408040
29th Cambridge Junction 11:30am and 2:30pm 01223 511511


1st The Firestation, Windsor 3pm 01753 866865
14th ARC, Stockton 2:30pm 01642 5251995