I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet and they sent me a…

Ben and Sally are searching for the perfect pet, but instead the zoo send a far too big elephant, a far too grumpy camel, and a far too jumpy frog.  Whatever will they send next!

Rod Campbell’s much-loved lift the flap book has been a firm favourite with children and parents for nearly forty years.  Lovingly adapted for the stage, his distinctive illustrations leap from the page in this colourful show packed full of puppetry, songs and, of course, all the animals from the zoo.

With lots of laughs and audience interaction, Dear Zoo is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children. Join us and find out whether the zoo will send the perfect pet…in the end!

FEBRUARY 2022

5 to 6

COVENTRY
The Albany
024 7699 8964

9 to 10

SHREWSBURY
Theatre Severn
01743 281281

12 to 17

LONDON
artsdepot
020 8369 5454

19 to 22

BRISTOL
Redgrave Theatre
01173 157602

23 to 24

LEAMINGTON SPA
Royal Spa Centre
01926 334418

27 to 28

DARLINGTON
Hippodrome
01325 405405

MARCH 2022

2 to 3

SOUTHPORT
The Atkinson
01704 533 333

6 to 7

WINCHESTER
Theatre Royal
01962 840 440

8 to 9

HARPENDEN
The Eric Morecambe Centre
01582 767525

10 to 11

DARTFORD
Orchard Theatre
0343 310 0033

13

BASINGSTOKE
Haymarket
01256 844244

19 to 20

SOUTH SHIELDS
Custom House
0191 454 1234

21 to 22

ST HELENS
Theatre Royal
01744 756 000

24 to 26

CHIPPING NORTON
Theatre
01608 642350

27 to 28

SOUTHEND
Theatres
0343 310 0030 

30 to 31

SCUNTHORPE
Plowright Theatre
01724 290641

APRIL 2022

1

BRIDLINGTON
Spa Theatre
01262 678258

3

CRAWLEY
The Hawth
01293 553636

6 to 10

BIRMINGHAM
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000

11 to 12

BISHOPS STORTFORD
South Mill Arts
01279 710 200 

13

STAFFORD
Gatehouse
01785 619080

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What you thought...

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'This show is the perfect running time and there’s no interval, so momentum isn’t lost. If you’re looking for a family trip to the theatre, this is one of the best.'
ENTERTAINMENTVIEWS.CO.UK
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'A must-see for fans of the book, and for any young child who likes animals!’
WHATSGOODTODO.CO.UK
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‘A superb theatrical production’
MY THEATRE MATES​
‘A production
full of energy.’
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