Past Shows

The Princess and the Pea by Mike Kenny

5th Oct 2014 to 19th Feb 2015

In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale.
Not for the faint hearted… fake Princesses… or those who have trouble sleeping at night!

Rapunzel Christmas Run 2013

9th Dec 2013 to 29th Dec 2013

This is a story about a girl, The story happened in a once upon time  and in a once upon place. The girl was called Rapunzell

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mike Kenny

26th Sep 2013 to 11th Feb 2014

A beautiful new wintery tale inspired by the famous Aesop fable adapted by Mike Kenny with a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the delightful characters, funny sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two…

Hue Boy

27th Apr 2013 to 15th Jun 2013

Hue Boy has a problem that everyone is talking about…..he is small and doesn’t seem to be growing “at all, at all”.


27th Sep 2012 to 23rd Feb 2013

In celebration of our 21st birthday, we present Mike Kenny's Rapunzel.  A story about a girl who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things that she loves.

Hare and Tortoise, Spring 2012

28th Apr 2012 to 23rd Jun 2012

Hare and Tortoise will race around the country from 28 April – 23 June 2012.  Click here to see where we're going and here to discover lots of activities you can do with your child before and after the show

Hare and Tortoise

22nd Sep 2011 to 7th Jan 2012

Thursday 22 September to Saturday 8 October 2011 at York Theatre Royal followed by a National Tour until 7 January 2012.

Animal Tails

22nd Jun 2011 to 25th Jun 2011

Animal Tails was performed at York Theatre Royal from 22 – 25 June 2011.

Whatever Next!

15th Dec 2010 to 8th Jan 2011

“Can I go to the Moon?” asked Baby Bear.
“No you can’t,” said Mrs Bear. “It’s bathtime. Anyway, you’d have to find a rocket first.”

When We Lived in Uncle’s Hat

30th Sep 2010 to 5th Dec 2010

It’s a play about how a family makes a house. And it doesn’t matter where you live – whether it’s an up house or a down house, or an outhouse or a townhouse – who you live with is the important bit.

Under the Parasol

5th Jul 2010 to 30th Jul 2010

Be transported to a Caribbean village through this heart-warming storytelling performance.  tutti frutti’s most experienced performer Stewart Thomas will bring to life the Smarties prize winning book Hue Boy to children aged 4-7.

Visiting Grandad

8th Oct 2009 to 23rd Dec 2009

Reluctantly Little Jack has to stay with Grandad for a whole afternoon, so when, to Little Jack’s great surprise, Grandad reveals that he is not ALL that he appears a whole new adventure begins. There is more to Grandad than meets the eye and he holds a delightful secret that is not so gloomy after all!

If Only The Lonely Were Home

2nd Apr 2009 to 8th Jul 2009

This fabulous new production, presented by the ever popular tutti frutti in collaboration with York Theatre Royal, told a story of loss, loneliness and love.  With beautiful movement and live music tutti frutti yet again brought their unique style to this new piece.

Silly Billy

14th Apr 2008 to 8th Jun 2008

Billy is a bit of a worrier.
He worries about hats…
He worries about shoes…
He worries so much he can’t sleep.
Luckily Grandma knows what he needs to help him overcome his fears…


9th Oct 2006 to 22nd Dec 2006

Written by Mike Kenny
Directed by Harris Director

The Girl Who Lost Her Smile

10th Apr 2006 to 15th Jul 2006

Based on the book by Karim Alrawi
Written by Andrea Earl
Directed by Wendy Harris


1st Apr 2005 to 1st Jul 2005

Devised by tutti frutti

Owl and the Pussycat

3rd Jan 2005 to 20th Mar 2005

Devised by tutti frutti


9th Dec 2003 to 3rd Jan 2004


5th Dec 2002 to 28th Dec 2002

Devised by tutti frutti

Humpty Goes Splatt!

1st Apr 2002 to 1st Oct 2002

Devised by tutti frutti

Candy and Flopps

15th Jun 2016 to 15th Jun 2016

Devised by tutti frutti

The Emperor’s New Clothes

1st Sep 2000 to 1st Dec 2000

Devised by tutti frutti


15th Jun 2016 to 15th Jun 2016

Devised by tutti frutti

Beauty and the Beast

15th Jun 2016 to 15th Jun 2016

Devised by tutti frutti

Basket Wallah

23rd Mar 2017 to 23rd Mar 2017

Devised by Axis Dance