Kika, a little French mouse, is going to be 5 years old! Her family has planned a birthday surprise, with friends, songs and a grasshopper band. But who is that with his twitchy tail and shining eyes watching them closely? It’s the Bright Orange Cat. Will he join the party, make some new friends and share some birthday cake, or does he have something else in mind?

A delightful interactive story, with puppetry, by award winning storyteller, Danyah Miller, for children aged 3+ and their families. Come and help this family of mice bake a special birthday cake for Kika and maybe you can even share a tiny piece of it with them all.

Danyah Miller returns to the Orange Tree following the Christmas 2015 success of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns. Samantha Lane is Artistic Director of Little Angel Theatre.

“Danyah Miller is a storytelling phenomenon” Michael Morpurgo

“a master storyteller at work and it’s a delight to watch” LondonTheatre1

“A great little outing for an age group that’s brimming with imagination” Putney SW15

Here’s what some of our audiences have been saying…

“It was one of my favourite shows ever!” Douglas, aged 6 

“Amazing. We loved it.” Aurelia, almost 5

“Really enjoyed the show – especially the grasshopper band” Ravi & Rupha

“Magical trip to watch Kika's Birthday at the beautiful Orange Tree Theatre today. Wonderful storytelling Danyah Miller” Rebecca Hill

“Fantastic story – very well told”

“Another brilliant performance. Such excellent theatre.”

“A magical engaging tale that works really well for Christmas. The storytelling is first class… Great humour… A genuinely heartwarming show for little ones that's beautifully performed and delivered at thisgreat theatre.”


Running time 50 minutes

Relaxed performance Fri 5 Jan 11.00am

Illustration by Fiona Macpherson

Photos by The Other Richard

A Wizard Presents, Orange Tree Theatre and Little Angel Theatre production

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Danyah Miller
Performer Danyah Miller
DirectorSamantha Lane