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The Tiger’s Bones (2016)

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 70
  • Age Guidance: 7 +
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New Perspectives presents

The Tiger’s Bones and other stories

by Ted Hughes

Imaginative and funny stories approached from deliciously unexpected angles

Welcome to a joyous world of mischief and mayhem. The foolishness of modern man, a cautionary tale about eating the wrong person’s stew and a wild retelling of the nativity are all ingredients of this timeless world of folklore and fable, from one of the giants of 20th century British poetry. A dazzling new production with stories following in the footsteps of How the Whale Became and The Iron Man.

The Tiger’s Bones Creative Writing Workshop
Book now for our Creative Writing workshops for families with children aged 7+

Inspired by the work of Yorkshire-born Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, join us for this in-depth storytelling and creative writing workshop suitable for ages 7+. Designed to complement the production of The Tiger’s Bones delve into unexpected realms, to tell and create funny imaginative and deliciously naughty tales!

Sat 9th April 4pm
This session will last approximately 90 minutes

£5 per young person. (Grown Ups GO FREE!)
Please contact our Box Office team on 0113 213 7700 to book your place


“ deliciously dark”

- The Stage

“ extravagant punchy rhymes, that turn into rousing musical numbers... a lively way into Hughes’s poetry”


“ great energy”


Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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