The Lion Inside

LAStheatre presents
The Lion Inside
based on the award-winning book by Rachel Bright and Jim Field

touring from Monday 26 July 2021

Mouse lives in a house under a rock. At the top of the rock lives a Lion with the loudest roar of all the pack. Fed up of being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. He tries and tries to find his roar, but in the end decides the only thing to do is to overcome his fear and ask Lion for help.

The Lion Inside is a show about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar and discovers that even the smallest creature can have the heart of a lion.

LAStheatre’s production creatively and playfully explores: facing fears; building confidence; feeling positive; dealing with change; celebrating our differences and similarities; and playfully helping children transition back into the world post-lockdown.


Running time: 30 minutes
Age guidance: 4- to 7-year-olds and their families
Photos by Simon Allen


About LAStheatre

LAS is a word in the Irish language. It means to ignite, turn on or set alight. LAStheatre creates layered, urgent, heart-driven stories that engage people of all ages. These tales tackle important and complex ideas in surprising, joyous and participatory ways.

LAStheatre – Igniting Imaginations

Praise for LAStheatre’s work:
‘spellbinding’ (Manchester Evening News)
‘powerful’ (The Scotsman)
‘atmospheric’ (The Herald)
‘fascinating’ (BBC)
‘thrillingly immediate’ (Financial Times)


Some performances in this tour schedule are hosted by venues at alternative sites in their local area. Please check the booking links for information.


Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
26/07/2021 - 29/07/2021 11am - length 30 minutes Watford Palace Theatre Book here
31/07/2021 11am, 1pm, 3pm - length 30 minutes Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre Book here
01/08/2021 1pm, 2.45pm, 4.45pm - length 30 minutes New Wolsey Theatre Book here
03/08/2021 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm - length 30 minutes Farnham Maltings Book here
07/08/2021 11am, 1pm, 3pm - length 30 minutes Old Town Hall Book here
08/08/2021 2pm, 6pm - length 30 minutes The Kenton Theatre Book here
09/08/2021 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm - length 30 minutes Chichester Festival Theatre Book here
12/08/2021 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm - length 30 minutes The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre. Book here
13/08/2021 12pm, 2.30pm - length 30 minutes Camberley Theatre Book here
14/08/2021 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm - length 30 minutes Corn Exchange Newbury Book here
15/08/2021 12pm, 1pm, 2pm - length 30 minutes GlassBox Theatre