Two performers in Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch on stage holding puppet, Mr. Hatch. The other performer plays the ukulele

Kindness always wins! A heartwarming puppet play with a powerful message. 

Part of the Surrey SPARK Stages weekend of performances for kids and families presented by Surrey Civic Theatres.

Date & Time

May 27, 20234:15pm - 5:00pm Add to calendar
May 28, 20231:15pm - 2:05pm Add to calendar


Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey BC

Tickets & Pricing

All seats $21

Buy tickets to Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch 

Special 4-pack pricing is available by calling the box office: 604-501-5566

An Axis Theatre Production

  • Ages 3-8
  • 40 minutes

Mr. Hatch leads a lonely life until one Valentine’s Day, he receives a candy-filled heart with an anonymous note that whispers “somebody loves you.” Mr. Hatch’s world is turned upside down! He starts having fun, begins making friends, and laughs like he’s never laughed before! Join Mr. Hatch as he searches for his secret admirer and has the biggest surprise of his life. This heartwarming puppet play explores how kindness and caring about others makes us all feel good!

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch has been adapted for the stage from the children’s book by Eileen Spinelli by Axis Theatre’s Artistic Director, Chris McGregor.



About Axis Theatre

Axis Theatre is an award winning, world class theatre company. Axis' productions are performed in theatres and schools, enriching curriculum, drawing children into stories and giving them access to ideas in new ways. Their 59 original works have earned 21 Jessie Richardson Awards, A Betty Mitchell Award and a Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatre Experience. 

Lin Bennett, Wendy Gorling, Elizabeth Murray-Bryers and Wayne Specht, who became the founding Artistic Director, came together as a group in 1973-74. Each member trained at either Étienne Decroux or L’École Lecoq and were eager to promote their chosen art form. Over 45 years later, Axis Theatre Company continues to create original physical theatre productions for the young and young at heart. 


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