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Ugg 'n' Ogg and the World's First Dogg

by Theatre Fideri Fidera

theatre, children-and-family

The mind-boggling comic tale of how two young hunter-gatherers Ugg ‘n’ Ogg palled up with the wolves and invented our best friend, the dog

about the production

As with all our productions Ugg 'n' Ogg and the World's First Dogg uses a rich mix of physical comedy, clowning, puppetry, music and song to capture and keep the children's attention and interest throughout. Just as important for us is that the performance offers a shared experience and that the grown ups get as much enjoyment as the children. “I’m always on the look-out for children’s shows doing something truly different. This play stood out, because it’s about a subject I have literally never seen tackled by a theatre company before. Brilliant' Caro Moses, Three Weeks

about the artist

Theatre Fideri Fidera is dedicated to creating original children's and family theatre which can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. The company’s first two productions Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams (2015) and the Primary Times Children's Choice award-winning Oskar’s Amazing Adventure (2017) have played at over 70 theatres and arts centres, and with seven rural touring schemes in all parts of the UK and Ireland. As well as welcoming audiences we always end performances with a 10-15 minute meet the performers and characters from the play session when children can play with the puppets.

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stage dimensions

width: 5 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 5 metres

Theatres: a technician. Rural touring: We tour with our own lights and sound

Families and dog lovers of all ages (recommended 3+ but infants and babies are welcome). The play is also suitable for school audiences of pre-school nursery and primary school classes. And has proved popular with adults (50+) dog-lovers / owners interested in the theme of the play.

“Outstanding. Theatre Fideri Fidera are not Fringe favourites for nothing. Every aspect of the production is marvellous. From the acting, which is pitched perfectly to the wide-eyed wee ones; to the puppets and puppetry, which are in turn beautifully constructed and wondrously brought to life; via the story itself which is full of heart and smiles”  

Edinburgh 49

Four fantastic stars for Ogg ’n’ Ugg ’n ’ Dogg which is genuinely funny and energetic and the adults in the audience were laughing just as much as the kids. With a brilliant mix of story, song, puppeteering, Natasha Granger and Jack Faires as Ogg and Ugg weave a tale from 10,000 years ago to modern day, from wolf to dog. They are warm, enthusiastic and their audience involvement is spot on. 

Edinburgh Family Magazint

 "Thank you for bringing the production, and the book, to Wigtown and Dumfries. Dumfries was a particularly high point for us as many of the families who attended have never been to the theatre before. They come from a very deprived area of the town and it was a big step for them but they had an amazing time and are raring to come back to our children's festival next spring. Thank you for ensuring they had such a brilliant and positive experience.”  On Oskar's Amazing Adventure

Anne Barclay, Director, Wigtown Festival

We offer signed performance at an additional cost of £100 and relaxed performances at no extra cost.

An optional drama and arts & craft workshop is available after the performance with creative activities and games inspired by the world of the hunter gatherers and the wolves. The workshop is for a maximum of 25 children aged 4 and over and lasts 40 minutes. Cost £70.

£600 for one performance, £750 for two performances on the same day in the same venue. Runs negotiable. No VAT. Fee includes all cost and print and marketing support. Fee negotiable.