The first production of Carnival of the Animals was at Riverside Studios, London 4 – 14 July 2013 with the following cast:

Astra (A Lioness) Allyson Ava-Brown, Odette (A Cygnet) Bronté Barbé, Caruso (A Mynah Bird) Alastair Brookshaw, Henri (A Lion) Jacob Chapman, Carmen (An Ass) Cassandra Compton, Mademoiselle Parfait (A Fashion Designer) Anita Dobson, Shake (A Chimpanzee) Liam Doyle, Mono (A Zebra) Jonny Fines, Hot (A Parrot) Matthew Gent, Plato (A Tortoise) Paul Grunert, Emilie (An Elephant) Claire Machin, Pepe (An Ass) Stephen Webb