Mr Popper's Penguins

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Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic expeditions and reading about penguins.

He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a penguin!

With songs, puppets and a great story to tell, this delightful musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book premiered in 2015 at the Theatre Royal Brighton, before touring the UK. Mr Popper’s Penguins played at New York’s New Victory Theatre in 2016 and the Seattle Children’s Theatre and Casa Manana, Texas, in 2017, before touring the US in 2018. The show was most recently performed in Manchester in 2019.  

Based on the book by Richard & Florence Atwater  

Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions  

Directed by Emma Earle  

Music by Luke Bateman & Lyrics by Richy Hughes  

Design by Zoe Squire  

Produced by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment & TC Beech


‘Outstanding puppetry of the penguins is only one of the reasons this musical hits ALL the right child-friendly notes’
Sunday Times

‘Sweet entertainment. Bouncy, upbeat and thoroughly hummable score’
The New York Times

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