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Mr Popper's Penguins to run at the Criterion Theatre
The new family musical comes to London.
Kenny Wax Family Entertainment have announced that a new family musical Mr Popper’s Penguins will run at the Criterion Theatre for a Christmas season from 15 December to 31 December 2016. The production comes to London following a UK tour and US première at the New Victory Theatre in New York.
Based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater it has been adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions and features music by Luke Bateman and lyrics by Richy Hughes.
"Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper dreams of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a penguin!"
The cast includes Lucy Grattan (Greta/Admiral Drake), Scott Jones (Understudy/ASM), Toby Manley (Captain Cook/Mr. Greenbaum), Russell Morton (Mr. Popper) and Roxanne Palmer (Mrs. Popper).
Directed by Emma Earle, it is designed by Zoe Squire with puppet designs by Nick Barnes, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Jason Barnes.
Tickets for the London run are now on sale.