m6 Theatre Company

A Tiger’s Tale


We are no longer streaming A Tiger's Tale but please feel free to download our home resource pack and songs.

A Tiger's Tale is a high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, music and song.

From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell us the unbelievable true story of acrobats and their adopted tiger cub!

Join Titch, Ma & Pa on their riotous adventure into a world where 'all the best stories end with a surprise.'

For ages 4+

Simply click the film on the right (or below) to view. The film and home resource pack will be available, free of charge, from Friday 8 to Sunday 24 May.

A Tiger’s Tale was inspired by the book Tiger on a String by Kassie Overend. It tells the true story of a family of acrobats who travelled the world with their circus act. When WW2 broke out, they returned home, back to their small Yorkshire village, with an additional family member, Fenella, a Sumatran tiger!

Holmfirth remembers her still and we think everybody should hear her extraordinary tale!

Want to learn more?

The book has now been republished and is available to buy for £9.99 plus P&P from Holmfirth Library and the Fenella Shop in Hollowgate, Holmfirth. As there are currently social distancing restrictions in place, please email holmfirthtiger@gmail.com if you'd like to purchase a copy.

Credits:

Titch: Sophia Hatfield

Ma: Nicola Jayne Ingram

Pa: Owen Gaynor

Writer: Mike Kenny

Director: Gilly Baskeyfield

Designer: Joss Matzen

Music: James Atherton

Choreographer: TC Howard

Lighting Designer: Adam Carrée

Filming and subtitles: Leighton Wise (Tough Guy Productions)

Photography: Lewis Wileman


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