Babe, The Sheep-Pig

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Fri 27 July 2018
Sun 26 August 2018
£24 - £12 & discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

Made in Colchester production

When Farmer Hoggett wins Babe, an orphaned piglet, at the village fair he has no idea about the incredible series of events he has begun.

Adopted by Hoggett’s faithful sheepdog, Fly, the little pig soon settles into farmyard life. But as he begins to find his place amongst the animals, a sudden threat to the sheep flock gives Babe a taste for the thrills of herding and his life is changed forever.

It’s not long before Babe is accompanying the Farmer to his fields every day, and to his delight Hoggett finally asks the question: does this little piglet have what it takes to become a real Sheep-Pig?

In a version by David Wood, ‘the national children’s dramatist’ (The Times), based on the classic children’s novel by Dick King-Smith that warmed our hearts as an Oscar-winning film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig is the perfect summer treat – a farmyard adventure packed with music, puppetry, love and laughter.

Join us for an uplifting family tale of the heights a little pig can reach when an unsuspecting Farmer believes in him.

A play by David Wood
Based on the book by Dick King-Smith

Directed by Katie Posner


Receive a “bring your child for free!” voucher for Colchester Zoo when booking tickets for Babe, The Sheep-Pig from 17th August onward. T’s & C’s apply.

Voucher is available to collect from Box Office when booking tickets.  One voucher per order. Vouchers are given on a first come first serve basis, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! Vouchers cannot be transferred for monetary discount.



Why not treat yourself to some lunch at Food @ the Mercury before your matinee performance?

Our lunch menu is available from 90 minutes before the performance start time and includes cooked dishes and sandwiches. We also offer a children’s menu and snacks menu. So that you can keep your options open, we won’t take your menu choice in advance, but we do recommend you book a table.

Click here to see our daytime dining options.


Dick King-Smith



David Wood



Katie Posner



Sara Perks



Richard Reeday

Composer/ Musical Director


Alexandra Stafford

Lighting Designer


Adam McCready

Sound Designer


Maria Clarke

Movement Director

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