The Mouse and His Child


A clockwork mouse and his child are discarded by children on Christmas Day. Lost and alone, they desperately want to get back home to the toyshop.

Russell Hoban's children's tale of escape, the search for freedom and reunited families was adapted for the stage by Tamsin Oglesby and directed by Paul Hunter.

The Mouse and His Child played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 17 November 2012 to 12 January 2013.

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The audio introduction for The Mouse and His Child is also available to listen in mp3 format or read as text. Alternatively you can use Soundcloud to listen or download:

Photo: Bettrys Jones as Child and Daniel Ryan as Mouse, by Keith Pattison.

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