Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston have announced that they’re bringing the world premiere stage adaptation of ‘Zog’, based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, to Storyhouse in Chester.
It will be at the venue from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th April, as it embarks on its first ever UK tour.
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 a knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
Roaring fun for all ages
Zog promises to be roaring fun for all ages.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved tale has been adapted and directed by Mike Shepherd with an original folk score by Johnny Flynn and is designed by Katie Sykes.
Zog is produced by Freckle Productions, whose most recent production is Tabby McTat, an adaptation of another book by Julia Donaldson, following their acclaimed productions of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Stick Man.
Julia Donaldson said: “I’m tremendously excited that Zog will be taking flight around the UK in this first ever stage production.
“Going to the theatre can be a truly magical experience, I know it will be such a thrill to see the world of Zog being brought to life on stage.”
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the UK’s number one picture book pair and are creators of many modern classics – including The Gruffalo.
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.
As well as the upcoming stage adaptation, for Christmas 2018, Magic Light Pictures will premiere an animated film of Zog on BBC One featuring an all-star cast.
It follows their other award-winning films such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.