The mind-boggling tale of how two Yorkshire hunter-gatherers palled up with the wolves and saved us from doglessness. A hilarious new play for children and their families.
Now taking bookings for autumn 2023
Thousands of years ago in the fresh, sparkling world just after the last Ice Age there were no dogs; there were wolves but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then, luckily for us, along came two young hunter-gatherers Ugg ’n’ Ogg to befriend the wolves Tooth ’n’ Nail and embark on a fun-packed adventure where despite flying meat bones, sabre-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, forest infernos and even a time travelling stick, they finally get to invent our best friend the dog.
A new play for children of all ages and their families inspired by the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into man’s best friend and all the dogs 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
“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
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.
Target 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 / Video
- Dedicated marketing support from Theatre Fideri Fidera’s experienced marketing team with ideas on how to sell the show.
- A video trailer for the show which venues can add to their own websites.
- Three videos sketches starring Ugg ’n’ Ogg which venues can add to their own websites.
- Competition prizes: We can supply up to three free copies of the World’s First Dogg mask kit as prizes for venues wishing to promote the show with competitions.
- Free programme which has two illustrated hunter-gatherer themed games for the children to play after the show.
- Print: Up to 250 colour flyers and 20 A3 colour posters included in the fee. Additional print can also be supplied at a small additional cost for postage.
Min space 4m wide 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 performances
The show is suitable for non-theatre performances and travels with its own lights and sound.
PERFORMERS Jack Faires and Natasha Granger
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Colin Granger
DESIGN & PUPPETS Marina Kobler
SOUND/LIGHTING DESIGN Jack Faires and Natasha Granger
MUSIC ARRANGEMENT Jack Faires
PRINT DESIGN shootingstar.co.uk