Gateshead Theatre Show Promotes Children’s Online Safety (AD)

Penguinpig is coming to Gateshead in June. A cautionary but beautiful story about the internet is told with puppets and is made for families ideally with children aged between 3 & 8 years old. 

Gateshead Theatre Show PenguinPig Promotes Children’s Online Safety

Gateshead Theatre Show Promotes Children’s Online Safety

In June Penguinpig will arrive in Gateshead. Read on to discover all you need to know about this family-friendly theatre show, based on the best selling book.

Gateshead Theatre Show PenguinPig Promotes Children’s Online Safety

What is Penguinpig?

Penguinpig is the number one best-selling story about a little girl who reads of an exciting creature known as a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue, she decides that she must go and find one. However, her parents are far too busy to take her and so she decides that she will sneak out and find the adorable Ppenguinpig all on her own. Carefully, she follows the instructions from the website - but does she find her delightful Penguinpig?

The e-safety themed theatre show ‘Penguinpig’, a live puppet show, is based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley, where the little characters are brought to life in 3D, with voices, dance moves and gorgeous songs.

Gateshead Theatre Show PenguinPig Promotes Children’s Online Safety

Where can I see it?

Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library on Prince Consort Road in  Gateshead.

When can I see it?

Friday 1 June 2018. There are two showings at 11am and 2pm.

What age is it suitable for?

Suitable for children aged between 3 and 8 years ... and their grown-ups.

How much does it cost?

Adults £7.50 & Children £5.50

Why should I go and it?

Two reasons. 

Firstly I’m a great believer in children’s theatre. Theatre created, especially for a young audience. It's such a great trigger for the imagination. The arts and being creative have a fundamental role to play in the growth and development of children and can also help their understanding of the increasingly complicated world in which we live. Children’s theatre really should be a precious place in childhood - a space where you have room to dream. I helped launch The Hullabaloo in Darlington last year and recently helped spread the word about Wee Red & Her Wolf, another play with a key message for young children. 

And secondly, because it’s really important that young children learn to understand the potential dangers of using the Internet so that they can keep themselves safe. Children as young as four are using the Internet, both at school and home and, as a result, it’s a great skill to learn at a young age to know that you can’t always trust what you read.

Gateshead Theatre Show PenguinPig Promotes Children’s Online Safety

Want a Sneak Preview?

Take a look at the trailer. I can’t stop humming the tune. It’s so infectious.

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets for Penguinpig in Gateshead are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling 0191 433 8420

Deb x

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