Win a family ticket to see Dear Zoo Live on Stage! in Winchester or Southampton

Dear Zoo, the best-selling lift-the-flap book, written by Rod Campbell, is brought to life in a brilliant new stage production ‘Dear Zoo live on stage!’ and it’s coming to Winchester and Southampton later this year. We have one family ticket up for grabs for your choice of the dates below.

Saturday 7 September at Winchester Theatre Royal, 2pm

Sunday 6 October at Southampton Nuffield Theatre, 1.30pm

Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Dear Zoo, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, is the story of a child who writes to the zoo asking them to send a pet. Dear Zoo, continues to delight each new generation of children as they lift the flaps in search of the perfect animal.

Written by Rod Campbell, produced by Norwell Lapley Productions and directed by Michael Gattrell, Dear Zoo live on stage! is suitable for children aged 2 – 6 years. Brought to life through child-engaging puppets, original music and lots of audience interaction, the show immediately appeals to families and children who already love the book and will serve as a wonderful introduction to those coming to the story for the first time.

“Good educational children’s fun” rating 5/5

Rod Campbell is the Master of interactive storytelling and an expert in early learning for pre-schoolers. As a trusted household name, his books have stood the test of time and continue to be a staple addition to the family bookshelf and a popular choice for early years’ teachers. The creator of more than 200 books for children, Rod Campbell’s unique ability to be both fun and reassuring encourages children to discover and delight in the world around them.

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You can enter the competition via the form below. The competition closes at midnight 31 July 2019.

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T&Cs Win a family ticket for one of the shows detailed above, subject to availability. Not exchangeable for cash or alternative production. A family ticket consists of 2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3children.

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