A Palace @ Home online event

Kika's Birthday

Kika's Birthday is a delightful story, with puppetry, by award winning storyteller Danyah Miller. It was first performed at Orange Tree Theatre in London, in December 2017. We are delighted to invite you to come and watch this filmed version of the show; you could even enjoy a big slice of cake as you watch it!

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 That 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?

Here's what critics and audiences had to say about Kika's Birthday:

“Danyah Miller is a storytelling phenomenon.” Michael Morpurgo

"A kids’ show that captures the magic of cookery, this tale of mice planning a birthday celebration under the nose of a watchful cat is delightfully told by Danyah Miller. The puppets are appealing in their ingenuity: not least the colander cat. This is a show to celebrate – and it’s possibly the only time you’ll be delighted to find a mouse peeping its nose out of a bag of flour." The Guardian

"Thank you so so much. What a pleasure to watch children’s theatre all the way in South Africa. We really appreciate you making this available to us in lockdown. My 5 year old daughter and the rest of the family all really enjoyed it. Totally magical." Audience member, via Facebook

"We loved Kika's Birthday! It was so wonderful it’s inspired a morning of birthday-themed play." Audience member, via Twitter

"My two loved this (as did I!) Still singing the grasshopper’s tune... really recommend this to anyone with little ones." Audience member, via Twitter


Notices & Guidance: 

Kika’s Birthday is aimed at ages 4+.

IMPORTANT! Please answer 'Yes' to 'Please contact me by email' in your Watford Palace Theatre account contact preferences to receive the link for this show.

The email containing the link to the show will be sent by 11.05AM on the date tickets have been booked for. The show can be watched at any time once the link has been received.


Booking information

This is a Pay What You Can event. We recognise this is a difficult time for all, and that's why any support you can give will be greatly appreciated. Your contribution will go towards the theatre and the artists we work with, allowing us to assure our futures and to keep creating great work for you to enjoy.

Please purchase a virtual ticket via the 'Book tickets' button below. 

If you have any difficulties with booking, please contact us via our Facebook page, or by emailing sales@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


Check out the full Palace @ Home programme here.


Kika's Birthday production information:

'Kika's Birthday', Written by John & Danyah Miller 

A Co-Production between Wizard Presents, Orange Tree Theatre & Little Angel Theatre.

First Performed at Orange Tree Theatre, London, 20th December 2017

FIlmed by Carl Walker for Wild Edric Media 


Creative team:

Written by John & Danyah Miller 

Performed by Danyah Miller 

Directed by Samantha Lane 

Designer - Alison Alexander 

Music & Lyrics - Mary Erskine & Will Dollard 

Lighting Design - Chris McDonnell 

Movement - Jennifer Jackson 




Friday 29 May 2020 11:00 Book tickets