the egg


  • 7 - 29 December

Event Information

9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm
No performances 9/16/20/25/26

Age: 6mths - 4 yrs

the egg in collaboration with The Paragon School

Running times: 40 mins

Performed from Sat 7 — Sun 29 Dec

by Kate Cross and Tim Bell

★★★★★ “Cool… chic… supremely welcoming and warm-hearted with an understanding of its under-five audiences that is as sophisticated as its cultural references… you couldn’t wish for a merrier Christmas scene” Guardian

Squirrel loves a good acorn. But not all acorns are good. Some are downright second rate.

And Squirrel is fussy like that. Under the light of the winter sun, between the houses and the offices, and the rivers and the factories, Squirrel has buried their favourite acorn collection.
It’s easy to remember where; it’s under the third tree from the left.

Or was it the right?

Oh hang on a minute…

This is a story of new growth,with a sprinkling of snowy magic and puppetry mayhem as you would expect from the egg’s early years Christmas show.

Age: 6mths – 4 yrs

The Paragon  is delighted to be working in collaboration with the egg to produce Squirrel this Christmas. It is a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to be involved in theatre from such a young age

9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm

No performances 9/16/20/25/26

All tickets £8
Schools £6.50 | Plus 1 in 11 free (All weekday performances)

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

Age: 6mths – 4 yrs

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Kate Cross

Kate Cross is the director of the egg theatre and was awarded an MBE in 2018 in recognition of her work in children’s theatre.

Tim Bell

Is the Creative Producer at the egg.

The Team

Lindsay Baker – Mainly producingTim Bell – Mainly directing
Rob Browning – Mainly stage management
Kate Cross – Mainly writing
Jim Elvey – Mainly production management playing with marble runs
Lloyd Evans – Mainly technical wizardry
Anisha Fields – Mainly design
Caroline Garland / Oliver Langdon – Mainly performing
Lisa Hall – Mainly production management and playing with lego to see whether we could make our own motorised marble release mechanisms
Kay Hudson – Mainly stage management
Dinah Mullen – Mainly sound design
Marc Parrett – Mainly puppetry and driving backwards and forwards between Leeds and Bath
Dave Treanor – Mainly lighting design

co-produced by The Paragon School


  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here