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About The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin

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!

Suitable for all the family, for ages 3+.

Director: Niki McCretton
Assistant Director: Ed Trotter
Performers: Jenny Harrold and Jonny Hoskins
Poet / lyricist: Toby Thompson
Composer: Anthony Burbridge
Puppets & props: Holly Miller
Set Design: Holly Miller
based on original design by Anna Kelsey
Lighting Design: Ali Hunter
Set construction: Tin Shed Scenery
Illustrations: Sam Zuppardi
Producer: Jane McGibbon
Production Manager: Sam Wood
Touring Technical Manager: Mark Webber

The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin is co-commissioned by The Albany and ARC Stockton, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from The Lyric, Bridport and The Point, Eastleigh.

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