How the Giraffe Got Its Neck

Ages 5+

An evolutionary entertainment

Have you ever wondered how the giraffe got its long neck, how the leopard got its spots or how the elephant got its trunk? Join two intrepid explorers on a fantastic adventure across the open seas as they discover elephants, leopards and other animals – and finally, find out the secret behind the giraffe’s neck…

Stories, science and a splash of silliness combine in this exciting production, inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling and the discoveries of Charles Darwin ( 

The show was created in association with the Natural History Museum. The development and initial tour was funded by Arts Council England, with additional schools touring funding from John Lyon’s Charity. It toured the UK and Ireland in 2008 and 2009.