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

Show Details

Dates: Thu 15 - Sat 17 Feb
Times: Thu 15 - 11am & 2pm / Fri 16 - 11am / Sat 17 - 11am & 2pm
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Range: 7+


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


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, bewitching poems, plus the extra bonus of a special guest musician.

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.

After the show there will be a chance to meet John and purchase signed copies of his books.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the show… [and] really loved how interactive and inclusive it was, especially for our children who have additional needs. I would recommend everyone go and see this performance.”
Year 4 Teacher (London, February 2018)