19 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017

Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas


“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 & Creative

Samantha Arends headshot
Samantha Arends

Chestnut/Mama Penguin/Puppeteer

Clive Duncan headshot
Clive Duncan


Helen Eastman

Writer and Director

Christie O'Carroll

Associate Director

Lizzy Leech


Sam Wilde


Amelia Bird

Puppet Designer and Maker

Ben Pearson

Musical Director

Patrick Stockbridge

Composer/Sound Designer

Ashley Bale

Lighting Designer