Babe, The Sheep-Pig comes to the Polka Theatre

Reporter: Rachel Jessop, first published Tue 27 Sep 2016 11:15
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Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s much-loved children’s book which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production.

The show will embark on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at the Polka Theatre, and will feature stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet.

Babe, The Sheep-Pig is adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright David Wood OBE, who is best known for his adaptations of classic family titles including Goodnight Mister Tom, James And The Giant Peach, The BFG and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. David also wrote the book and lyrics for new musical The Go-Between, currently playing at the Apollo Theatre.

The show follows Babe, who, when he arrives at Hogget’s Farm, is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly, and soon discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, the polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?

Tickets can be booked via the Polka Theatre website.