2018 Tour Announced of “PENGUINPIG”
BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING CHILDREN’S E-SAFETY PICTURE BOOK WRITTEN BY STUART SPENDLOW & ILLUSTRATED BY AMY BRADLEY.
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY HELEN COMERFORD & JOHN HEWER.
Acclaimed children’s theatre company BARMPOT THEATRE embark on a new tour of PENGUINPIG, an immersive, cautionary yet entertaining tale about e-safety aimed at 3-8 year olds and their families.
Penguinpig is a stage adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Lincolnshire author and teacher Stuart Spendlow(Penguinpig hit number one best-seller status on Amazon in 2015). A cautionary tale told through puppetry offering a fun-filled show that is both educational and highly entertaining. A story that is accessible on many levels, Penguinpighas plenty of engaging charm whilst carrying an important message for older children to consider with their grown-ups, told through dynamic puppetry, catchy songs and humour.
"I've been humming Penguinpig songs to myself since” Uttoxeter Advertiser.
Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue she sets off alone on an adventure to find the adorable creature, leading her to the Zoo. But what will she find inside?
"Brilliant story and great illustrations with an important safety message as well - 10/10 !!! Every school and family needs a copy!" BBC’s Claude Littner.
Penguinpig is the third show from Barmpot Theatre, who were founded in 2014 by Artistic Director and puppeteer Jane Crawshaw (“Actor-Puppeteer Jane Crawshaw is excellent” – The Guardian for The Paper Dolls at Little Angel Theatre). Barmpot Theatre create unique, imaginative and inventive theatre for everyone aged 1 to 100. Speaking of Barmpot and Penguinpig, Jane said, “We’ve combined our trademark style of physical performance, puppetry and original music into this show. Barmpot Theatre is very proud of it’s Lincolnshire roots, and we’re so excited to be taking this popular show further afield to schools and local theatres across the country.”
“The most engaged my children have ever been at the theatre” Parent at Little Angel Theatre.
Penguinpig was developed with support from Little Angel Theatre, Magna Vitae the eCadets, with public funding from Arts Council England, East Lindsey District Council and Northumberland County Council, and dramaturgy by Mike Kenny.
Twitter: @BarmpotTheatre #Penguinpig
Ma - ARC Theatre, Stockto, 01642 525199
8 May - arriageworks, Leed, 01133 760318
29 May - he Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humbe, 01652 660380
31 May - iverhead Theatre, Lout, 01507 600350
1 Jun - Caedmon Hall, Gateshea, 0191 433 8420
3 Jun - Omnibus Theatre, Clapha, 020 498 4699
1 Jul - The Lowry, Salfor, 0843 208 6010
10 July - lackwood Miners Institute, Gwen, 01495 227206
4 Jul - The Pound, Corsha, 01249 701628/712618
15 Jul - Beverley Puppet Festival, East Riding Theatr, 01482 874050
21 Jul - Stamford Arts Centr, 01780 763203