The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

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5th November 2011 - 1pm

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

Blunderbus presents their lyrical new moonlit adventure for young children and grown-ups who still sleep with the big light on!


Based on the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this is a funny, gentle and reassuring tale.

Adapted for the stage by Lynn Robertson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind. Directed and designed by Bill Davies.

Plop was a baby Barn Owl. He lived at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He was fat and fluffy. He had big round eyes. He had very knackety knees. Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing. He was AFRAID of the DARK.
“I don’t like it” said Plop. “I do not like it AT ALL!”
One day, Mrs Barn Owl suggested that Plop fly down into the world and find out about the dark for himself. So, Plop climbed out of his nest-hole, peeped over the edge, wobbled a bit, and fell off his branch. And so, began Plop’s adventure...

Featuring an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling, this beautiful show introduces Plop, an old favourite, to a new generation of theatre-goers.

"Totally captivating" The Primary Times

"Storytelling tailored for young hearts and minds." The List

"Packs charm in bucketloads."  The Stage


The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark has captivated children for many years, and this warm, funny adaptation promises to become a firm favourite with adults and children alike. It’s a hoot!

Stuitable Age 3+  Duration: 55mins

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