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by Ships in the Night

theatre, children-and-family

An environmental tale about the world's most trafficked mammal & the power of one girl's courage in her convictions, with puppets & poetry.

about the production

Thrilling, funny and thought-provoking, Pangolin is the story of a young girl who, by defying the will of her poacher parents, learns that everyone has the power to make a difference, no matter how small, by bringing the pangolin - this remarkable yet little known, and critically endangered, real life animal - to the attention of the world. With puppets, poetry, original music and more than a touch of silly(!), this timely and urgent environmentally focused show, and the educational wraparound, is presented in association with Born Free, the acclaimed wildlife charity.

about the artist

Ships in the Night makes theatre on contemporary issues that in the future we might wish we’d interrogated more when we could, by telling big, bold theatrical stories about changing the world.

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stage dimensions

width: 7 metres

height: 4 metres

depth: 6 metres

This show is available in two formats; one for venues and another for libraries and non-theatre venues including rural spaces and community spaces.


'A beautiful family show'

Audience member

'A small scale show, but the themes were not. Much recommended.'

Audience member

'A story with heart.'

Audience member

- Post show meet and greet with the pangolin puppet available after every performance (included in cost of show)

Further wraparound options available include:
- 30 minute post show discussion around pangolins their plight, the conservation efforts to save them and how we can help, led by staff from the Born Free Foundation
- 75 minute educational workshop package for up to 30 participants per session

Please contact Sheryl Hill (producer) at