The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark

Blunderbus return with a magical new adaptation of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark at the Connaught Theatre on the 17 February.


Internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company, Blunderbus, are bringing their new production of “The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark” to the Connaught Theatre in Worthing.

Based on the classic 1992 children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this funny, reassuring tale about Plop, the baby Barn Owl and his fear of darkness has been created especially for small people aged 3 to 7 years (and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on!).

The storybook has been adapted for the stage by Lynn Roberson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind and direction and design by Blunderbus’s own Artistic Director, Bill Davies. With an irresistible blend of live music, handcrafted puppets and spellbinding storytelling, the talented Blunderbus actor-musicians bring this well-loved tale to life for a new generation of theatregoers.

Children aged 3-7, and their grown-ups will share Plop’s journey into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks, starry nights and moonlit adventures. As he tumbles out of his nest and lands with an almighty thud in the village below, Plop begins a voyage of discovery with an array of new friends. The handcrafted
puppets of Orion the cat, the Grandma and a plethora of woodland animals are truly breath-taking and add to the company’s critically acclaimed reputation:

“Packs charm in bucket loads”
The Stage

“Totally captivating”
The Primary Times

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