What the Ladybird Heard Musical to Play in the West End for the First Time

What the Ladybird Heard musical will play in the West End for the first time this summer. This production is an adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ bestselling picture book of the same title.

The colourful farmyard adventure will show at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue this 5th July and will run until 10th September.

What the Ladybird Heard musical is about Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len who planned to steal the farmer’s prize cow. However, they did not expect to go up against the tiny, quiet Ladybird.

Furthermore, joining the Ladybird are the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen, and the dainty dog. Together, they will team up to protect the farmer’s cow from the villains in this musical.

Featuring original songs and music, puppetry, audience participation, and lots of laughs, this 55-minute production will keep your and your children’s toes.

Rosamund Hine stars as the Farmer on What the Ladybird Heard
Rosamund Hine stars as the Farmer on What the Ladybird Heard. Photo courtesy of Broadway.com / Robert Workman

Meet the cast of What the Ladybird Heard

The cast includes Rosamund Hine as the Farmer, Emma Carroll as Lily and the Ladybird, Edward Way as Hefty Hugh, and Matt Jopling as Lanky Len.

Rosamund Hine trained in Manchester School of Theatre. She appeared in Queen LearThe Royal Nutshell, and Creatures of Prometheus. Hine also joined the international tour of What the Ladybird Heard as the Farmer.

Meanwhile, Emma Caroll was part of What the Ladybird Heard‘s national and international tour as Lily. She also played in several theatre productions including The Forest; Cleo, Camping, Emanuelle, and Dick; and, Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Before starring as Hefty Hugh, Edward Way has appeared in numerous TV and stage productions including The Christmas PartyWe Need to Talk About RosiePromHugless Douglas, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Lastly, Matt Jopling has starred as Perch the Fool on Stoat Hall, George/Mr. Watkins on Canary Girls, and Tarquin/John on Pure. He graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2013.