A new family show which will be enjoyed by adults just as much as children
“I’m always on the look out for children’s shows doing something truly different. This play stood out, because it’s about a subject I have literally never seen tackled by a theatre company before – and it looks brilliant.” Caro Moses, Three Weeks Edinburgh preview
Now taking bookings for 2020
A very long time ago there were no dogs — there were wolves, but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then along came Ugg ’n’ Ogg to pall up with the wolves, invent our best friend, and save us all from a life of doglessness! Join our two intrepid Yorkshire hunter-gatherers as they pal up with their mortal enemies the wolves, and despite flying meat bones, sabre-toothed tigers, time-travelling sticks, and forest infernos, finally get to pat the world’s first Dogg.
Using their characteristic rich theatrical mix of physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, story-telling, and music and song, Ugg ’n’ Ugg and the World’s first Dogg is Theatre Fideri Fidera’s comic take on the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into all the dogs we see in the world today.
★★★★★ “Outstanding. Theatre Fideri Fidera are not Fringe favourites for nothing. Every aspect of the production is marvellous. From the acting, which is pitched perfectly to the wide-eyed wee ones; to the puppets and puppetry, which are in turn beautifully constructed and wondrously brought to life; via the story itself which is full of heart and smiles.” Daniel Lentell, Edinburgh 49, 13 Aug 2019
★★★★★ “The two actors who lead the show are family friendly without ever pandering; their little tricks with props delight the whole audience. The set is extremely mobile and creates multiple changes of setting, little song interludes are peppered throughout … Theatre Fideri Fidera are a credit to children’s theatre as they keep a room full of children entertained for an hour.” New Perspective, 9 Aug 2019
Hunter Gatherer Workshop
An optional drama and arts & craft workshop is available after the performance with creative activities and games inspired by the world of the hunter gatherers and the wolves. The workshop is for a maximum of 25 children aged 4 and over and lasts 40 minutes.
ShowTarget Audience: Families and dog lovers of all ages (recommended 3+ but infants and babies are welcome). The play is also suitable for school audiences of pre-school nursery and primary school classes. Maximum audience: 400. Duration: 60 minutes including a 10 minute meet the performers and puppets from the show session. There is no interval.
Marketing / VideoDedicated marketing support from Theatre Fideri Fidera. Up to 250 colour flyers and 20 A3 colour posters. Additional print can also be supplied at a small additional cost for postage. A video trailer for the show.
Technical RequirementsIdeal space 4m wide, 3m high x 4.5m deep. A full blackout is desirable but not essential. Get in 90 minutes; get out 45 minutes.
Festivals. Libraries, Community, school, rural touring performancesThe show is suitable for non-theatre performances and travels with its own lights and sound.
Booking the show / Contact usPlease contact Natasha Granger for enquiries and to book the show. Mob: 07872 509957 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UGG Jack Faires
OGG Natasha Granger
DESIGN & SOFT TOY PUPPETS Marina Kobler
SOUND & LIGHTING DESIGN Marina Kobler and Natasha Granger
MUSIC ARRANGEMENT Jack Faires
PRINT DESIGN shootingstar.co.uk
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Colin Granger