First look at ZOG Live On Stage at Sheffield City Hall 2019
Excited about Zog coming to Sheffield City Hall very soon?! We sure am! Eric (and us) absolutely love Zog, it’s my favourite of the Julia Donaldson, hehe.
Zog has definitely inspired Eric for his love of knights, castles and dragons. He’s a big fan of princess pearl, haha. I really can’t wait for him to see this, I think it may be his highlight theatre of the year… we’ll have to see!
If you love Zog, too, then you’ll be pleased to know that Zog will be live on stage at Sheffield City Hall 31st March, 1st April and 2nd April 2019. These Mothers Day and Easter Holiday performances are proving to be extremely popular so be quick to bag tickets!
ZOG – From the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler
The full cast and creative team is announced today for the world premiere stage adaptation of Zog, based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, playing at Sheffield City Hall on 31st March, 1st April and 2nd April to as part of a UK Tour.
The cast features Elliot MacKenzie (professional debut) as Zog, Emily Benjamin (Bat Out Of Hell) as Princess Pearl, Robert Ginty (Salome and Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company) as Sir Gadabout the Great and Euan Wilson (Stick Man, UK Tour) as Madame Dragon, with Dixie McDevitt (National Youth Theatre alumni) as Ensemble. The cast of actor-puppeteers will bring the world of Zog to life with handcrafted puppets designed and created by Little Angel Theatre co-founder Lyndie Wright.
Zog is adapted and directed by Mike Shepherd (founder and Artistic Director of Kneehigh) with an original folk score by Johnny Flynn (currently starring in True West in the West End) and designs by Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre at the National Theatre). Completing the creative team are movement director Tom Jackson Greaves (Billionaire Boy, UK Tour), lighting designer Ric Mountjoy (The Play that Goes Wrong), sound designer Julian Starr (Violet, Charing Cross Theatre), puppet designer Lyndie Wright (Little Angel Theatre), puppet director Sarah Wright (Kneehigh’sBrief Encounter) and movement and circus consultant Tina Koch.
Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with a knight, Sir Gadabout the Great! Zog promises to be roaring fun for all ages.
Zog is produced by Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston. Freckle Productions’ most recent show is Tabby McTat, an adaptation of the book byJulia Donaldson, following their acclaimed productions of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Stick Man.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the UK’s number one picture book pair and are creators of many modern classics, including The Gruffalo which is in 75 languages.
Zog was first published in 2010 and won the Galaxy National Children’s Book of the Year Award. It has gone on to become a perennial bestseller. On Christmas Day 2018, Magic Light Pictures premiered an animated film of Zog on BBC One featuring an all-star cast, following their award-winning films The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.
Suitable for children and families of all ages.
Where can I get tickets and how much do they cost?
Book on the Sheffield City Hall website here.
Choose from: Sunday 31st March 2019 at 4:30pm, Monday 1st April 2019 11am and 2pm or Tuesday 2nd April 2019 11am and 2pm.
Adult Tickets: £16.24 (£14.50). Child Tickets: £14 (£12.50). Group Discounts available.