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Children & Family

John Hegley: All Hail The Snail  

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  • Duration60
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Tue 29 May | 2.30pm | £11 / £9.50 | Theatre | Ages 7+ 

You've got no teeth.

You're underneath

the roof that you carry around.

You can write with your trail

in the way of the snail

in your delicate D.I.Y. home.


Join poet John Hegley as he takes us on a humorous journey through his living library of poems, songs, stories and animal drawings. Enjoy the rhyme and rhythm of this mandolin-playing muse and his hilarious struggle with words, as they threaten to twist and turn out of his grasp.

The bespectacled author of 13 books is widely known as one of the country's most innovative comic artists and this children’s show will delight adults and young people alike with its chaotic comedy and bewitching poems.

All Hail the Snail (and other creatures) features live music from one of two eclectic musicians: Eleanor Moreton, who draws on folk, jazz and bluegrass, or Clare Elstow, whose influences include folk, baroque and ragtime.

Half Moon is delighted to present this new show created to celebrate the 35th birthday of Apples and Snakes, England's leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word.