Babe, The Sheep Pig
by David Wood, Dick King Smith
Full Length Play, Drama / 10m or f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)
The tale of high adventure in the farmyard that became the hit movie Babe is a captivating play for children young and old. A leading writer of children's plays brings the heartwarming story of the piglet who rises to fame at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials to the stage in a dramatization that allows for flexible casting.
“There comes a happy point in children’s theatre when one can almost forget the word ‘children’s’ and declare: This is real theatre, with an appeal to all, from infant to octogenarian, in whom a sense of wonder and a bright imagination are alive and well. So it is in David Wood’s adaptation…” - Eastern Daily Press
“The show is absolutely enchanting. It’s aimed at kids but the drama, the tension, the humour, the lovable heroes and menacing villains, make it compelling theatre for grown-ups too… a crackling good story, beautifully adapted for the stage” - Evening News
“What marvellous theatre … As for the denouement – well, children applauding Babe for driving the sheep through the trial gate is just terrific theatre… First class.” - The Stage
“When a packed theatre is chanting the lead character’s name at the end of a production, it’s fair to assume you’ve got a hit on your hands. So it was with Babe, The Sheep Pig as the hundreds of young children (and a few adults) acclaimed a masterful adaptation… A delight.” - Birmingham Evening Mail
“David Wood’s script is the real star… The kids in the audience revelled in the slapstick… Everyone got involved when Fly beseeched the crowd to recall a password to help Babe… This production should inspire many more across the country.” - Dallas Morning News
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Optional Music/Media Fee: £37 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting10m or f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)
WEIGHT GUESSERS, STALLHOLDERS, NEW OWNERS, RUSTLERS, WORRIER-DOGS, NIGHTMARE ANIMALS, OFFICIALS
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
WEIGHT GUESSERS, STALLHOLDERS, NEW OWNERS, RUSTLERS, WORRIER-DOGS, NIGHTMARE ANIMALS, and OFFICIALS were all played by members of the cast.