How The Koala Learnt To Hug

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Koalas are the cuddliest critters but just how did they learn to hug?

There’s only one way to find out, so join Karen The Koala and her lovable outback friends for a tale that is guaranteed to fill you with all the wonder of the land down under.

Koala telling off tree
Koala attacking tree


Based on the best selling book “How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales” by Steven Lee, this charming, family musical has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children.


Koala hugs tree

“A perfect introduction to theatre for children, full of audience participation and feel-good factor.” ★★★★★
Sheffield Star

“Filled to overflowing with the feel-good factor. A pure, undiluted joy” ★★★★★
The Cornishman

“By turns funny, charming and off the wall. This family show is a great introduction to the theatre with just the right balance of sitting listening and taking part – and the children adored it.” ★★★★
Bristol Guide

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How the Koala Learnt to Hug education pack