Last Updated on 20th September 2021
Julia Donaldson’s ZOG returns to the stage in 2021. Presented by Freckle Productions and Rose Original Productions the ZOG UK Tour is coming to a theatre near you.
Zog UK Tour is roaring back to the stage in 2021! The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is returning for a UK Tour and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before. With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with the knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
Zog was first published in 2010 and won the Galaxy National Children’s Book of the Year Award. It has gone on to become a perennial bestseller. On Christmas Day 2018, Magic Light Pictures premiered an animated film of Zog on BBC One featuring an all-star cast, following their award-winning films The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the UK’s number one picture book pair and are creators of many modern classics, including The Gruffalo which is in 75 languages.
The 2021 cast features Billy Mahoney as Zog, Lois Glenister as Princess Pearl, Benedict Hastings as Sir Gadabout, Asha Cornelia Cluer as Madam Dragon and Danielle Whittaker in various roles. The cast of actor-puppeteers bring the world of Zog to life with handcrafted puppets designed and created by Little Angel Theatre co-founder Lyndie Wright.
Zog is directed by Emma Kilbey with songs by Joe Stilgoe. It is designed by Katie Sykes with lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, puppetry design by Lyndie Wright and orchestrations and musical direction by Paul Herbert.
Suitable for children and families of all ages.
Running Time: 1 hour with no interval.
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 July 2021
The Lowry, Salford
Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 July 2021
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Friday 9 – Monday 12 July 2021
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Friday 16 – Saturday 17 July 2021
St George’s Hall, Bradford
Saturday 24 – Saturday 31 July 2021
Bristol Old Vic
Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 August 2021
Milton Keynes Stables
Wednesday 4 – Wednesday 11 August 2021
Rose Theatre, Kingston
Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 August 2021
Wed 18 – Sun 29 August
Cadogan Hall, London
Tuesday 31 August – Wednesday 1 September 2021
Cambridge Corn Exchange
Friday 3 – Sunday 5 September 2021
Mayflower Studios, Southampton
Saturday 11- Sunday 12 September 2021
Leeds Town Hall