Norwell Lapley Productions Ltd

Dear Zoo

Live On Stage!

Guildhall Theatre

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Until Mon 13 May 2019

Running Time: 55 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019!

The Guildhall Theatre will be closed until the end of September 2019. We will be looking at options to move some events to other venues.  Where this is not possible, the event will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. We will post updates about each event here as soon as details for each event are agreed. 

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Join us at the Guildhall Theatre to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                         

  • The play is for children aged 2 years and upwards.
  • This family favourite is brought to life by Norwell Lapley Productions.
  • Rod Campbell’s well known children’s books with their simple, distinctive drawings and often repetitive text engage young children in learning to read and gaining confidence in their reading ability.

Dear Zoo


'A must-see for fans of the book, and for any young child who likes animals!’ 



‘A superb theatrical production’

★★★★★ My Theatre Mates


'This show is the perfect running time and there’s no interval, so momentum isn’t lost. If you’re looking for a family trip to the theatre, this is one of the best.