27th Jan, 2020

Dear Zoo production heading to Bromsgrove's Artrix after lorry theft derailed show last time

Bromsgrove Editorial 16th Sep, 2019

AFTER a bump in the road, the Dear Zoo Live on Stage production will be coming to the Artrix, writes Eve Watson.

The hit children’s show saw the final leg of its spring tour cancelled earlier this year due to the theft of its tour bus in Peterborough, along with all of its set, props and costumes.

The stolen bus has still not been recovered even after a nationwide search by police and has meant a rebuild of the production entirely.

However, thanks to a kind-hearted anonymous donor which helped put the show back on the road, the production will be heading for the School Drive venue on September 22 and 23.

The popular children’s book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell has been adapted into a live performance and promises puppets, music and a lot of audience interaction.

Chris Davis of Norwell Lapley Productions said: “We are really delighted that we are now able to go ahead and put Dear Zoo out on the road again thanks to a very generous anonymous donation.

“Support for the show has been amazing and the sympathetic response from the public has been quite overwhelming.

“We had confirmed some tour dates for the autumn, but they were in doubt as we were not sure if we would be able to cover costs following the disastrous theft of the Dear Zoo Live on Stage! tour bus.”

Tickets are £14, a family ticket is £50 and groups of ten are £10 each.

The Sunday has two stagings at 1.30pm and 3.30pm and the Monday performances will be at 11am and 2pm.

Visit www.artrix.co.uk or call 01527 577330 for tickets.

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