In a world where he is small, little Leandro has a big dream

Leandro at South Bank

“It is 6 days on and I am still singing the main song ‘Run’.”
Hatty Daze

“A fantastic production!”
Greenwich Children and Young Peoples Services

“It really was fantastic – one of the best, most well thought-out, and immersive events we have hosted since opening!”
The Greenwich Centre Library

“We really enjoyed Leandro, thank you very much for coming and performing!”
Barbican Children’s Library

Welcome to the life of Leandro, an eight-year-old boy who has lived his whole life in a Rio favela. This year the Olympics are coming to his famous city and Leandro dreams of running for Brazil but with no athletics club for him to join will he ever make his dream a reality?

Embark on this fun-filled adventure through the eyes of Leandro, exploring the different sides of Rio, its sounds and colours, the famous landmarks and the people he meets on his journey. Using an inspired mix of puppetry, poetry and Brazilian music, we invite you for a run around Rio to help Leandro fulfil his dream.

Creative team

Tom Harding Assinder – Writer & Director
Jan Zalud – Puppet Designer & Maker
Almudena Calvo – Puppetry Director
Ollie Tunmer – Percussion Director
Sharon Henry – Movement Director


Anna Rowland
Dominic Attenborough
Isambard Rawbone

Performance history

Barbican Children’s Library
Blackheath Library
Crossrail Place Roof Garden
Eltham Centre Library
Greenwich Centre Library
International Youth Arts Festival
New Eltham Library
Redbridge Drama Centre
Romford Library
Slade Centre Library
Stratford Library
The Library at Willesden Green
Woolwich Centre Library
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive more information about the show.

In partnership with:

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We are proud to have raised funds for Action for Brazil’s Children (ABC) Trust with this production. You can find out more about their work here.
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