Kneehigh present The Dancing Frog
Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again!
For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog.
And when Gertrude thrusts this web-footed wonder into the spotlight he becomes an overnight sensation the likes of which the world has never seen!
Featuring a team including Old Rope String Band musician and early Kneehigh member Tim Dalling, his daughter Ailsa, local performer Jenny Beare, puppeteer extraordinaire Sarah Wright, with puppets created by her mum, Lyndie Wright of the Little Angel Theatre. Mike Shepherd directs this delightful tale of hope, heart and hip-hoppity adventure based on the classic children’s book by Quentin Blake.
Suitable for children, adults and animals of all shapes and sizes.
Running time: 60 minutes.
2 Aug - 11 Aug: Tues - Sun 3pm & 7pm
20 Aug - 1 Sept: Tues - Sun 3pm
From the story by Quentin Blake
Directed by Mike Shepherd
Food and Drink
The Asylum site will be open from 5pm for evening performances and from 1pm for matinees.
Soak up the atmosphere on the beach and treat yourself to supper under the stars. No sandy sandwiches here. We have Off Beat Bar & Kitchen serving a delicious selection of burgers, pizzas, wraps and salads. Then there’s Scarlett & Blue, local entrepreneurs serving locally caught seafood. Or for those wanting something more traditional, there’s The Pasty Shop, with pasties, pies, quiches, baguettes, snow cones and cakes, plus hot and cold drinks. The bar will be open until 11pm for that all-important post show drink.
Inside the Asylum, for evening performances, there will be the legendary Asylum bar open before and during the show. Just a note, it is a cash only site, so please make sure you have some with you.