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.

PrintPenguinpigis 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, Penguinpig has 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.

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 

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

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.

PENGUINPIGtoEast Riding Theatreon July 15as part of theBeverley Puppet Festivalat 12:30 pm bit.ly/BPFpenguinpig

Website: www.barmpottheatre.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BarmpotTheatreCompany

Twitter: @BarmpotTheatre #Penguinpig

TOUR DATES

1 July: The Lowry, Salford – 0843 208 6010 www.thelowry.com/family

10 July: Blackwood Miners Institute, Gwent – 01495 227206 www.blackwoodminersinstitue.com

14 July: The Pound, Corsham – 01249 701628/712618 www.poundarts.org.uk

15 July: Beverley Puppet Festival, East Riding Theatre – 01482 874050 www.beverleypuppetfestival.com

21 July: Stamford Arts Centre – 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com

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