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The Great Race

  • 23 - 24 May
The Great Race

Event Information

Sat & Sun: 11:30am, 3pm

Relaxed Performance: Sun 3pm

Showing from Sat 23 — Sun 24 May

2020 will see the Japanese Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. For British/Japanese company, A Thousand Cranes, this will be a special year to celebrate and share Japanese culture and stories with UK children.

The Great Race tells the story of how the Eastern Zodiac Calendar was created. Legend has it that the Jade Emperor asked twelve creatures to race to decide which year they will look after, depending on the order in which they finish. As the story unfolds, discover your birth creature and find out where it finishes in the race.

Performed by two Japanese actors, combining original music and Taiko drumming, traditional dance and puppetry, the show tells how not only speed, but also kindness and courage, help you cross the fi nishing line.

£9/£8 children

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 May, 11:30am & 3pm

Relaxed performance: Sunday 24th May, 3pm

Relaxed performances are designed for everyone, but have been specifically adapted to take into account the needs of 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.

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.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • 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.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 24 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • 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.

Presented by A Thousand Cranes.

  • 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