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Zeraffa Giraffa

25 Nov – 17 Dec

| £10 | £8 concessions

Performances run from Wed-Sun
10.30am & 1pm (weekdays) | 11.00am & 2pm (weekends)

For children ages 4-10

Relaxed performances: Sunday 26 Nov 11am, Saturday 2 December 2pm, Weds 13 Dec 1pm

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A Play by Sabrina Mahfouz

An Omnibus Theatre and Little Angel Theatre Co-Production





Across the plains of Ethiopia where grass grows tall and acacias taste sweet…

A young giraffe is sent as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, but Paris is very far away.

With a boy called Atir to help Zeraffa find her way, the pair sail down the Nile past pyramids, sphinxes and temples and out across the stormy sea to a country where everything is different. No one has seen an animal like Zeraffa before. Can Zeraffa and Atir find a way to make this new place home?

Zeraffa Giraffa is an emotionally engaging tale that explores what it is like to be different. Based on the book by award-winning children’s author Dianne Hofmeyr, Zeraffa Giraffa is inspired by the astonishing true tale of a real giraffe. This brand new adaptation is told using beautiful hand-made puppets and an original musical score that will bring you along Zeraffa’s epic journey across land and sea.

For children ages 4 – 10 and their families (Please note the age range has been altered since the Omnibus Theatre Season brochure went to print, the correct age range is listed here)

Running Time: 1 hour


★★★★★ “a delightful production”Theatre Bubble



★★★★ “This is such a creative production with spellbinding surprises galore for the little ones, not to mention the wonderfully mature themes of difference and friendship”
Everything Theatre


★★★★ “interesting insights for all ages to ponder on”
London Theatre 1

Writer Sabrina Mahfouz
Director Elgiva Field
Puppetry Director Matthew Hutchinson
Designer Ingrid Hu
Composer Candida Caldicot
Lighting Designer Oscar Wyatt
Sound Designer Jon McCleod
Producer Felicity Paterson
Artistic Consultant Samantha Lane (Puppetry & Education)

Based on ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’ by Dianne Hofmeyr, illustrated by Jane Ray, published by Quarto Publishing PlcText Copyright © Dianne Hofmeyr, 2014 Illustrations Copyright © Jane Ray, 2014




Supported by the Leche Trust