Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the- flap book, Dear Zoo, is being brought to life for the very first time in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production. Dear Zoo, which has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, will open on Thursday 8th February at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. With more than 72 scheduled dates around the UK, with more to come, full details are available at www.dearzooandfriends.com/dear-zoo-live
Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Dear Zoo, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, the story of a child who writes to the zoo asking them to send a pet, continues to delight each new generation of children as they lift the flaps in search of the perfect animal.
Written by Rod Campbell, produced by Norwell Lapley Productions and directed by Michael Gattrell, Dear Zoo live on stage is suitable for children aged 2 – 6 years. Brought to life through child-engaging puppets, original music and lots of audience interaction, it will immediately appeal to families and children who already love the book and will serve as a wonderful introduction to those coming to the story for the first time.
Rod Campbell is the master of interactive storytelling and an expert in early learning for pre-schoolers. As a trusted household name, his books have stood the test of time and continue to be a staple addition to the family bookshelf and a popular choice for early years’ teachers. The creator of more than 200 books for children, Rod Campbell’s unique ability to be both fun and reassuring encourages children to discover and delight in the world around them.
Commenting on Dear Zoo live on stage Rod Campbell said “I can hardly believe that Dear Zoo is celebrating its 35th anniversary! I really am enormously touched and delighted that successive generations of young children continue to love Dear Zoo - their obvious pleasure when interacting with it is so gratifying to see, and for me is the very greatest of compliments!”
The prize is a family ticket to any of the venues.
The winner should go to website and choose theatre that they would want to go to.
* Tickets subject to availability and not exchangeable for cash or other production.
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Who is the author of Dear Zoo?