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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to purchase a copy.
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