4 February 2012

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Blunderbus Theatre Company presents The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Based on the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this funny, gentle and reassuring tale is written especially for small people aged 3 - 7 (and grown-up’s who sleep with the big light on!)

With an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling, this beautiful new show
introduces an old friend to a new generation of theatre-goers.

"Plop was a baby Barn Owl. He lived at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He was fat and fluffy. He had big round eyes. He had very knackety knees. Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing. He was AFRAID of the DARK.

“I don’t like it” said Plop. “I do not like it AT ALL!” One day, Mrs Barn Owl suggested that Plop fly down into the world and find out about the dark for himself. So, Plop climbed out of his nest-hole, peeped over the edge, wobbled a bit, and fell off his branch. And so, began Plop’s adventure..."

Join Plop, the baby barn owl as he journeys into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks, starry nights and moonlit adventures. Come join us, - it’s going to be a hoot!


Price: £6.50, £5.50 (concessions)

February 2012



Sat 04 11.30am / 2.30pm

Adapted for the stage by Lynn Robertson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind.  Directed and designed by Bill Davies.

“Totally captivating.”
The Primary Times

"Storytelling tailored for young hearts and minds.”
The List

“Packs charm in bucketloads.”
The Stage


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