An intricate and mesmerising shadow-puppet show, with live narration and musicians, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the dark is a feast for the senses, suitable for adults and children alike. Based on the much-loved novel by Jill Tomlinson.
On the edge of a woodland lives a baby Barn Owl named Plop. But Plop isnt like other Barn Owls: he is afraid of the dark. With his parent's support he embarks on a number of charming and funny encounters with those who love night-time - a Scout, a little girl, an artist, an astronomer and Orion the black cat. Brimming with magic and atmosphere, inspired by the amazing flora and fauna of the British countryside, this is a love-letter to the wonder of nature, and a celebration of childhood and parenthood, with puppet designs by the artists' 5 and 8 year old children.
(1 hour, no interval)