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The Legend of the Jazz Penguin

by Goblin

children-and-family, theatre

Goblin return with a new show filled with amazing live music and puppetry, for ages 2+

about the production

Welcome to the North Pole Jazz Lounge, a magical place with a very special guest. We hear the tale of how the Penguin found the Jazz, on an adventure around the world meeting a variety of different musical animals from dancing eggs to a drumming Octopus. Expect tooting, trumpeting and bopping in this imaginative celebration of music. The Legend of the Jazz Penguin features brilliant puppetry & original music played live on stage by an amazing Jazz musician with a variety of instruments.

about the artist

Goblin are an acclaimed children’s theatre company. 2019 saw 5 productions- Hey Diddle Diddle (UK Tour), Emily Rising (Co-production with Little Angel Theatre, UK tour), The Legend of the Jazz Penguin (London Tour and Christmas run at Theatre by the Lake), Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall (Christmas run) & The Adventures of Pinocchio (Christmas run at Cornerstone Didcot). Goblin has performed in lots of brilliant venues across the UK, including runs at Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Exchange, Manchester, as well as two co-productions with Little Angel Theatre.We are committed to diverse casting.

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

This show a flexible and adaptable studio sized show and designed to fit into a variety of spaces.
It is best suited to a traverse set up, with the audience on two sides. In the traverse set up the idea stage size would be 3m wide and 7m long, with a height of 3m. For an end-on performance, the minimum playing space we require is 4m x 4m with a height of 3m.
The get-in will take 2-3 hours and we require a very simple pre-rig. We tour all our own sound equipment and instruments, and we will require one venue technician

Ages 2+

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The show is suitable for all audiences

For 1 or 2 shows on the same day:
1 day: £800 guarantee against 70/30 split in Goblin’s favour
2 days: £1100 guarantee against 70/30 split in Goblin’s favour Runs over 3 days (Half-Term/Christmas) subject to negotiation.