Dear Zoo at the Victoria Theatre Halifax Preview

6-7 March 2018

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Pre-show piece written by Deborah Banasko

I must have read “Dear Zoo” to my children hundreds of times, and it never fails to raise a smile. Anyone who has children will know what I’m talking about… it’s the classic lift the flap book from Rob Campbell that tells the tale of the different animals that the Zoo send to the author, as he desperately wants a pet. However, none of the animals are quite right and need to be sent back, until the very end…

This is the first time that this story has come to the stage, which is surprising as the book has sold over 8 million copies since first being published in 1982 and is coming to the Victoria Theatre in Halifax from Tuesday 6th March (1pm and 3.30pm) to Wednesday 7th March (11am and 2pm).

There is so much scope for humour, silly animal noises and impressions when I tell this story to my children, so I am very excited to see the show and how the book is brought to life.

It promises music, audience interaction and of course amazing puppets that will engage children (and adults I’m sure!), I’m expecting a very giggly toddler by the time the curtain goes down, and no doubt lots of excited chatter all the way home!

This is a childhood must-see for me.

Dear Zoo will be at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax from 6-7 March 2018. Tickets cost from £15.75 (booking fees may apply) so book your tickets now at www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria or call the box office on 01422 351158.

Dear Zoo will then continue its UK tour until June 2018, for more information and tour dates visit www.dearzooandfriends.com/dear-zoo-live.

Victoria Theatre, Fountain Street, Halifax HX1 1BP | 01422 351158

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