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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog is the perfect way to begin the school holidays, full of fun, a great story and some very cheesy jokes.

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat) bring the creative team behind the original Zog, Emma Kilbey and Joe Stilgoe, back together for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale. Aimed squarely at, well, everyone, Zog's new adventures picks up where the loveable dragon left off, still studying everything about life and the world and still getting into all sorts of adventures.

This time, Zog (Ben Reymond) and his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl (Lois Glenister) and Sir Gadabout (Alex Bloomer), are off out to help those in need - they treat a lion with a very bad cold, a mermaid who has spent too long in the sun (which I think we can all empathise with after the week we've had) and a unicorn who seems to have more than the usual one horn. All is going swimmingly until Pearl’s uncle, the King (Danny Hendrix), decides princesses should not be doctors, and locks up in the castle (putting her back in a crown and a silly frilly dress!)

So the challenge becomes can Pearl and Zog persuade her uncle to let her be free to follow her dreams.

Packed with lots of interaction to keep little minds focussed, plenty of singing and brilliant visuals, stage manager Annie Rose Chapman delivers an enchanting show which was talked about long after the ride home. With all the well known and loved traits of Julia Donaldson's other works, Zog is a sure fire hit for the summer and a brilliant introduction to live theatre.

Zog and the Flying Doctors is on tour until the end of the summer holidays.

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