Due to popular demand, we’ve added two new performances of WOW! Said the Owl on Tue 20 & Thu 22 Dec, 15:00.

This Christmas, explore the wow-world of colours with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what day light brings.

From the warm pink glow of dawn through to a day filled with the bright colours of green leaves, blue sky, grey clouds and, finally, a stunning rainbow – ‘WOW!’. But despite the beauty of the daytime world, the little owl decides that the night-time stars are the most beautiful of all.

WOW! Said the Owl, the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Tim Hopgood, is brought to life through a blend of beautiful story-telling, puppetry and music. Directed by Joy Haynes, this show will delight and excite children aged 2-5yrs.

WOW! Said the Owl is written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood. Illustrations from the book copyright ©Tim Hopgood. By permission of Macmillan Children’s Books.

“A beautifully put together show for young children… The young audience were engrossed.” – Quiet Man Dave

“This puppetry adaptation of the award-winning book by Tim Hopgood is entirely charming… The most important review of WOW! Said the Owl must go to my four-year-old niece, Scout, [who] declared: ‘I really loved it.’ For a show aimed at little people, that’s the only opinion that matters.” – Northern Soul

“Little Angel Theatre’s adaptation understands and respects its audience… If Home’s mission is to nurture next generation of theatre-goers it is well on the way to succeeding. Recommended.” – Warrington Guardian

“Wow, wow and double wow. It’s all done with simple music, ribbons, shadows, a silken sheet, fairy lights, a few props, one actor and a puppet owl, all on a small white end-stage box. Magical, and joyful.” – What’s On Stage

“[A] cracking adaptation of Tim Hopgood’s picture book… [and a] warm and sparky show…Fiametta Horvat’s set is essentially a blank page: a canopied stage-space washed in white. As director Joy Haynes’ production progresses, the set is flooded with colour, as the little owl (a fluff-ball puppet) discovers the bright-hued joys of the daytime.” – The Guardian

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  • Recommended ages 2 – 5
  • Running Time: 35mins

£8 adult / £6 child
£7 BIG Family Card adult
£5 BIG Family Card child

Schools & Groups Information

– Suitable for ages 2 – 5
– £6 per ticket, 1 teacher place free with every 10 students
– Available weekdays only and must be booked in advance
– For more information, please email groups@homemcr.org

– Download the WOW! Said the Owl Education Pack