Photo credit: Mark Morreau
This is the story of an extraordinary explorer, a curious conjurer and pioneering problem-solver. You’ll find him pottering in his shed; planning his latest mission. He is learning to speak Penguin and hopes that you will too!
When he arrives at the Antarctic will its icy wilderness meet his excited expectations? Will the penguins’ reception be frosty, or will the colony welcome him with open wings?!
With a playful energy and a mix of puppetry, music and song, this show will be a delightful celebration of wild creativity and the joy of individuality.
Waddle on down and join the expedition!
The Man Who Wanted To Be A Penguin follows in the footsteps of the company’s previous successes: The Hare & The Tortoise, The Little Red Hen, The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and the Shoemaker, 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Gingerbread Man and Puppet Panto.
Tickets for public performances will go on sale 01 September 2022
Schools' performances take place Mondays to Thursdays
Mon 05 - Thu 15 Dec 10:30 & 13:30
And on Fri 02 Dec 10:30
Book before 31 July ‘22 and get tickets for £9 each (normally £10) - plus 1 teacher goes free with every 9 tickets booked!
Includes a Teachers’ Resource Pack providing useful context on the show and pre- and post-performance activities for children to extend the experience and their learning.
For more information or to provisionally book with us, please call 0161 912 5616 or email [email protected]
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Performed by Loretta Hope and Jonny Hoskins
Directed by Niki McCretton
PRESS + REVIEWS
“They’ve done it again - delivering a simple tale, enchantingly told. Director Niki McCretton ensures the production bowls along at a sufficiently cracking pace to keep the audience enthralled throughout this accessible and hugely entertaining show.” The Stage
“A wonderful gem that will appeal to children and adults alike.” The Bournemouth Echo
“This two-man, two-puppet show was slick, funny and kept the young audience engrossed throughout…With a touch of slapstick, catchy songs, clever puppetry and storytelling, this was a delightful show and a real treat for young and old alike.” Salisbury Journal
60 mins, no interval