In October 1996, "Mátyás király lopni ment" (King Mathias Went Stealing),successfully toured for two weeks in England. This was Kolibri's 4th tour in as many years to that country, in association with Playtime Theatre Whitstable.
The show was performed in English to over 3000 children at 15 different venues. Half of these were schools the other half theatres and arts centres.
The company was initially invited to perform the piece at the Canterbury Festival and the VISION 96' Festival Brighton. The remainder of the tour was then scheduled around these two festivals, in London and the South East of the country.