Making use of puppet penguins in the style made popular by Warhorse, this stage show sees penguins Greta and Captain Cook take centre stage at The Lowry as part of a song-and-dance-filled production that’s suitable for all ages. Mr Popper is played by Russell Morton. He’s a character with unlimited passion for penguins and all things Antarctic. This is played out though correspondence with various historic explorers and a penguin called Captain Cook soon arrives, followed by a lady penguin called Greta. Many baby penguins soon join the fray in a gentle and fun show, that’s hosted in one of the Lowry’s more intimate theatre spaces.

Thu 10 Dec 2015 – Sun 10 Jan 2016 (not 25 & 26 Dec or 1, 4 & 7 Jan) The Lowry Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ. Tel: 0843 208 6000, times vary, £17 (schools £10),

Thu 10 Dec - Sun 10 Jan
Joshua Gordon
Published on:
Tue 5 Jan 2016