Oi Frog and Friends UK Tour & West End

New family stage show Oi Frog and Friends! will make its West End debut at the Lyric Theatre London as part of the Oi Frog and Friends UK Tour.

Oi Frog and Friends UK Tour

OI Frog and Friends! the musical production will make its West End premiere at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue for a strictly limited season from 29 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, as part of a national UK Tour.

Oi Frog & Friends! will bring together Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling and award-winning picture books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog!, Oi Cat! and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, published by Hachette Children’s Group. It is created for the stage by Director Emma Earle, Designer Zoe Squire (Co-Artistic Directors of Pins and Needles Productions), Composer Luke Bateman and Lyricist Richy Hughes. Puppet Design is by Yvonne Stone with Lighting Design by Ric Mountjoy.

The cast line-up for the West End and 2019/20 UK Tour is Darren Seed as DOG, Lucy Tuck as CAT, John Winchester as FROG (Autumn 2019 & WEST END), Robin Hemmings as FROG (Spring / Summer 2020), and Simon Yadoo as CHEETAH, with Rebecca Ayres as Understudy/ASM.

Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play with songs, puppets, laughs and, of course, rhymes! It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming… ‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs’ – who knew there were so many rhyming rules, and what will happen when FROG is in charge? The production is an ideal introduction to theatre and the perfect entertainment for families with children aged 3+.

Prior to its West End Winter season, Oi Frog & Friends! previews at Frensham Heights, Farnham (12-13 October) and plays Norwich Playhouse (15-20 October) before heading to the Forum Theatre, Billingham (22-23 October), New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (24-25 October), Hertford Theatre (26-27 October) and The Rose Theatre, Kingston (29 October – 3 November) for half term fun.

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is also delighted to announce the 2020 spring leg of the UK tour with Oi Frog & Friends! heading to Chichester, Nottingham, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Salford among others. More dates to be announced.

Oi Frog and Friends UK Tour
John Winchester (Frog) and Robin Hemmings – Oi Frog and Friends Rehearsals. Photo: Pamela Raith


21 – 23 February 2020
Theatre Royal Nottingham

26 – 29 February 2020
Liverpool Playhouse

18 – 21 March 2020
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

1 – 4 April 2020
Churchill Theatre Bromley

6 – 7 April 2020
Corn Exchange, Newbury

10 – 13 April 2020
Birmingham Town Hall

15 – 19 April 2020
Leicester Curve

4 – 6 May 2020
Theatre Clwyd, Mold

8 – 9 May 2020
Theatre Royal Newcastle

22 – 24 May 2020
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

26 – 31 May 2020
Lowry Salford Quays

8 – 11 June 2020
Radlett Centre

13 – 14 June 2020
Lichfield Garrick

18 – 20 June 2020
Grand Theatre, Leeds



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