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Babe, The Sheep-Pig

27 Jul - 26 Aug
  • Approx 2 hrs, including interval
  • £24 - £12 & discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
  • Relaxed Performance
Image of Babe the Sheep Pig in farmyard

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

129952
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with nearby parking at St Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Jonathan Cobb
Jonathan Cobb
Babe
Heather Phoenix
Heather Phoenix
Mrs Hoggett
Gareth Clarke
Gareth Clarke
Farmer Hoggett
Jessica Dyas
Jessica Dyas
Fly
Ebony Feare
Ebony Feare
Ma/ Puppy/ As Cast
Rachel Hammond
Rachel Hammond
Cat / Sheep / Puppy / As Cast
Joseph Tweedale
Joseph Tweedale
TV Commentator / Cockerel / As Cast
James Peake
James Peake
Turkey/ Puppy / As Cast
Creatives
Katie Posner
Katie Posner
Director
Sara Perks
Sara Perks
Designer
Richard Reeday
Richard Reeday
Composer/ Musical Director
Alexandra Stafford-Marshall
Alexandra Stafford-Marshall
Lighting Designer
Adam McCready
Adam McCready
Sound Designer
Amy Wylie
Amy Wylie
Assistant Director
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