16 - 24 December 2017

Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas

  • Written and Directed by
    Helen Eastman
  • Produced with
    Reading Libraries & Oxford Playhouse, in association with Jelly
  • Associate Director
    Christie O'Carroll
  • Based on an original idea by
    Hannah Groombridge

“ A perfect family Christmas treat ”

“ A fantastic show - a really special, family treat ”

  • Written and Directed by Helen Eastman
  • Produced with Reading Libraries & Oxford Playhouse, in association with Jelly
  • Associate Director Christie O'Carroll
  • Based on an original idea by Hannah Groombridge

Alby isn’t just any penguin. Alby is a very special penguin. Alby is a snow-white penguin

A festive treat for children aged 3 – 6, and their families

Cast off by his fellow penguins, Alby finds himself all alone at the South Pole. When he stumbles across Santa’s list of presents left behind in the snow, Alby realises that Christmas isn’t going to happen unless the list is reunited with its owner. But it’s going to take one very brave penguin to save the day…

Alby the Pengiun Saves Christmas is an enchanting story full of music, puppetry and one very special penguin. The perfect festive treat for children aged 3 – 6 and their families.

A Reading Rep, Reading Libraries, Oxford Playhouse co-production, in association with Jelly.

Cast

Samantha Arends headshot

Samantha
Arends

Chestnut/Mama Penguin/Puppeteer

Clive Duncan headshot

Clive
Duncan

Sage/Puppeteer

Creative

Helen
Eastman

Writer and Director

Christie
O'Carroll

Associate Director

Lizzy
Leech

Designer

Sam
Wilde

Designer

Amelia
Bird

Puppet Designer and Maker

Ben
Pearson

Musical Director

Patrick
Stockbridge

Composer/Sound Designer

Ashley
Bale

Lighting Designer

Location

Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

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