Based on the book by Richard & Florence Atwater. Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions. Music by Luke Bateman. Lyrics by Richy Hughes. Presented by arrangement with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and TC Beech.
Direct from a smash hit New York and London West End season.
Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out!
With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat!
Preview Nights: Tue 26 Nov and Wed 27 Nov at 18:00. A limited number of £6 tickets available to low income families. Call Box Office on 0161 912 5616 for more information.
BSL Interpreted show / Relaxed performance: Sat 14 December at 11:00
Slumber Shows: All 18:00 shows. Come in your pyjamas and bring a favourite bedtime teddy!
Milk & Cookie Packs: £2.50 each. Reserve your packs when you book your tickets!
Schools: £10. Buy 9 tickets get 1 teacher FREE. Early booker offer: Get tickets for £9 when you book by Fri 26th July.
Performances for Schools at 10:30 & 13:30 on the following dates:
Wed 27 Nov and Fri 29 Nov
Tue 3 Dec to Fri 6 Dec
Tue 10 Dec to Fri 13 Dec
Tue 17 Dec to Thu 19 Dec
Call Waterside Box Office to book: 0161 912 5616.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Directed by Emma Earle
Designed by Zoe Squire
Puppet Designs by Nick Barnes
Sound by Jason Barnes
Lighting by Ric Mountjoy
Music by Luke Bateman
Lyrics by Richy Hughes
PRESS + REVIEWS
"Thoroughly hummable score and snappy lyrics, ingenious life size puppets and plenty of surprises.. ITS CUTENESS IS HARD TO RESIST" New York Times
"This is high class storytelling with huge heart and some lovely surprises" **** What's On Stage
"A 60-minute blast of pure entertainment, warm enough to melt the iceist of hearts" **** Musical Theatre Review
"Strong characters, foot tapping tunes, superb singers and skilful puppetry" **** Manchester Evening News
60 mins, no interval
3 - 11 years