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The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2021

Les Olympiques des Animaux
The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2021



 Les Olympiques des Animaux (The Animal Olympics) will now tour Summer 2021, from 11th June to 9th July. It is a theatre production with  2 workshops for 30 participating students each, that celebrates the  Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan through live action, comedy, puppets and catchy songs.

NB. Due to Corona Virus the tour of this production has been held back till June/July 2021, when it will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics. If you have already booked the show please get in touch  and we can hopefully organise a new date for you in the summer term. 


Lion, Rabbit, Horse, Whale and Elephant, from five different French speaking countries, participate in an exciting pentathlon, consisting of: running; cycling; swimming; rowing and long jump.

Key points

  • The production uses simple French vocabulary, including numbers, colours, weather, animals and sports etc.
  • The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2020 supports the listening and speaking strand of the  KS2 programme of studies as well as the  OFSTED requirement for SMSC provision and developing cultural capital.
  • The show will help to develop confidence, teamwork and collaboration and provides a meaningful context for pupils' language learning.
  • The production supports schools applying for International Schools Award, Artsmark and children doing Arts Award.
  • An education pack which includes a synopsis, songs recorded music and lyrics, as well as a range of activities, is available before the show to enable teachers to prepare their pupils so that they gain maximum benefit from the performance.
  • This show has been specifically designed to be performed in school halls and not on a stage.

Watch Your Pupils Perform with the Cast!

  • Some pupils will be able to participate in the show itself.
  • They will enjoy workshops with the actors and create two scenes from the play.
  • These will be incorporated into the final production for the rest of the audience to watch.
  • A maximum of 60 children (years 3-5) will be able to perform in the show after participating in workshops with the actors. The remainder of the children will enjoy the full show as part of the audience.

This production was initially  performed for the Rio Olympics of 2016 to great acclaim:

"The set and production was beyond our expectations – excellent" Ponteland First School

"Very engaging, lots of humour"  SS Peter & Paul RC Primary

"Participation of children good" Holy Trinity CE Academy   

For more information and bookings, please contact John Cobb at TSF on 07837133673 or email john@tsf.org.uk