New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

Guo Yue Clare Farrow

Guo Yue & Clare Farrow

Thursday 13 October | Time: 11am

Running time: Approximately 1 hour
Suitable for children in Years 4,5 and 6
Tickets: Children £5 Accompanying teachers FREE

Little Leap ForwardInternationally acclaimed musician GUO YUE and his writer wife CLARE FARROW collaborated to write their award-winning book, Little Leap Forward (Barefoot Books) a gentle, lyrical story about friendship and freedom, inspired by Yue’s own childhood during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Based on their book, Clare and Yue have created a magical hour-long performance that uses a captivating blend of readings, artefacts and live music. The show is about the power of words, music, imagination and individual creativity, and brings a segment of the history of modern China to life.

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, don’t miss this enthralling performance that will leave teachers and children moved and inspired in equal measure.


I would like to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to watch the story of 'Little Leap Forward'. We extend our thanks to the extremely talented Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, whose storytelling, visualisations, and truly beautiful music had us all hooked.
Primary school teacher in Liverpool

Book tickets 
and FREE school workshops!

To book tickets and have the chance to claim one of our two free school workshops with Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, call Liz Neville on 07866 311486 or email

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