Competition: Win tickets to Tortoise Vs Hare at Theatre Tropicana

PUBLISHED: 09:41 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 08 June 2017

Tortoise vs Hare.

Tortoise vs Hare.


A classic story will be reinvented on stage at Theatre Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare later this month, when Living Spit presents Tortoise Vs Hare.

The tale, which champions the motto ‘slow and steady wins the race’, has been taken on by Living Spit, a Clevedon-based theatre production company.

Living Spit is made up of Howard Coggins an Stu Mclouglin, who describe their work as ‘poorly researched historical comedy-theatre’ about people that ‘at least one of them look like’.

This production will focus on Barry Hare, who has been named Wrington’s running champion and is fit, popular and, above all, fast.

He will go head to head with Toby ‘Tortoise’ Gollop, who is known for eating too many donuts. People often make jokes saying there is a picture of Toby next to the word ‘relaxed’ in the dictionary, but the two men end up as part of the same running club.

The play will see a race to end all races take place, with the story told entirely in rhyme and song.

Its description promises it will be an ‘epic tale of romance, redemption, and rural running rivalry’ which will leave the audience ‘breathless’.

Tortoise Vs Hare will be at Theatre Tropicana, in Marine Parade, on June 20, 26 and 27. The show will begin at 7.30pm each evening and will run for an hour and a half, which includes an interval. Tickets, priced £10, are available via 01934 427300 or online via

The show is suitable for people aged 10 and older.

The Mercury has teamed up with Theatre Tropicana to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to Tortoise Vs Hare.

To enter, simply answer the question below by 10am on June 16. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering the competition, you agree to be contacted by representatives of Archant and its competition partners.

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