Do you want a way to introduce the subject of online safety to your children at a young age? I’m increasingly mindful of it as technology is everywhere. My two year old already knows how to navigate my phone, even when I’m sure I’ve locked it. There’s not getting around it, our children will need digital skills to navigate the world and access all the information they need, but we also need to teach them about the risks and how to protect themselves online.
But how can you do that when you they are young? You don’t want to frighten them and adult language doesn’t quite seem to fit.
Penguinpig is a cautionary yet entertaining tale about online safety aimed at 3-8 year old children and their families. The book, written by Stuart Spendlow was an Amazon best seller in 2015. The Barmpot Theatre Company are bringing the story to life in a theatre production currently touring th eUK.
This promises to be a fun filled show, using puppetry and song to bring the story to live in an accessible way. 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.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
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.
WHERE CAN YOU SEE IT?
1 July The Lowry, Salford
0843 208 6010
10 July Blackwood Miners Institute, Gwent
14 July The Pound, Corsham
15 July Beverley Puppet Festival, East Riding Theatre
21 July Stamford Arts Centre
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