Learning to sleep with the light turned off

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Internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company, Blunderbus, is bringing its new production of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark to Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds on Wednesday, October 28.

Based on the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this funny, reassuring tale about Plop, the baby barn owl and his fear of darkness has been created especially for small people aged 3 to 7 years (and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on!).

Children and their grown-ups will share Plop’s journey into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks, starry nights and moonlit adventures.

As he tumbles out of his nest and lands with an almighty thud in the village below, Plop begins a voyage of discovery with an array of new friends.

The handcrafted puppets of Orion the cat, the Grandma and a plethora of woodland animals are truly breath-taking.

The storybook has been adapted for the stage by Lynn Roberson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind and direction and design by Blunderbus’s own Artistic Director, Bill Davies. With an irresistible blend of live music, handcrafted puppets and spellbinding storytelling, the talented Blunderbus actor-musicians bring this well-loved tale to life for a new generation of theatregoers.