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The Tigon and the Liger - Chickenshed

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CHICKENSHED’S Tales from the Shed team have been working with renowned author Keilly Swift to bring her brilliant children’s book, The Tigon and the Liger to the Chickenshed stage – from Saturday, April 13 to Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Tyler the tigon was terribly rare. A big cat like him isn’t found everywhere. Unique from his ears to his tail to his tum, his dad was a tiger, a lion his mum…

Using Swift’s excellent rhyming verse and Tales from the Shed’s physical and visual style, the jungle will come to life as Tyler the Tigon and Lyla the Liger meet, learn and play as they travel on their journeys of self-discovery.

Told using many styles to engage all the senses including mime, rhyme, sign and song alongside puppet characters and the unique Tales from the Shed creation process, The Tigon and the Liger will leave audiences with a warm feeling inside and the assertion that it takes all sorts to make a world.

Presented in Chickenshed’s Rayne Theatre space, The Tigon and the Liger is described as a big show for inquisitive minds.

The Tigon and the Liger will be on tour following the run at Chickenshed.

Children’s author and editor, Keilly Swift, has worked in publishing for nearly twenty years, on a wide range of kids’ books and magazines. She is currently Managing Editor at First News, the UK’s only national newspaper for young people, which has won several awards and has more than two million readers each week.

Swift’s work has a light-hearted style and she enjoys writing in rhyme. Her stories often explore the themes of acceptance and the celebration of difference, which are central to The Tigon and the Liger. The book was published in 2016 and has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2017.

The Tigon and the Liger is suitable for ages 3 – 7 years.

Tickets: £7. To book, telephone the Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222, email or visit

Times: 9.15am, 11am and 1pm.

Also at Chickenshed: 100% Chance of Rain (March 7 to March 30, 2019).