Private: John Hegley: All Hail the Snail (and other creatures)

Show Details

Dates: Thu 1 - Fri 2 Feb
Times: Thu 1 - 1.30pm / Fri 2 - 10.30am & 1.30pm
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Range: 7+


Half Moon presents
John Hegley: All Hail the Snail (and other creatures)


All Hail the Snail is also at Half Moon from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 February. See below for times.

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You’ve got no teeth.
You’re underneath
the roof that you carry around.

You can write with your trail
in the way of the snail
in your delicate D.I.Y. home.

Join poet John Hegley as he takes us on a humorous journey through his living library of poems, songs, stories and animal drawings. Enjoy the rhyme and rhythm of this mandolin-playing muse and his hilarious struggle with words, as they threaten to twist and turn out of his grasp.

The bespectacled author of 13 books is widely known as one of the country’s most innovative comic artists and this children’s show will delight adults and young people alike with its chaotic comedy and bewitching poems.

All Hail the Snail (and other creatures) features live music from one of two eclectic musicians: Eleanor Moreton, who draws on folk, jazz and bluegrass, or Clare Elstow, whose influences include folk, baroque and ragtime.

Half Moon is delighted to present this new show created to celebrate the 35th birthday of Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word.



John Hegley: All Hail the Snail (and other creatures) complete schedule:

Thu 1 Feb – 1.30pm
Fri 2 Feb – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thu 15 Feb – 11am & 2pm
Fri 16 Feb – 11am
Sat 17 Feb – 11am & 2pm