Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere.

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Join us at your Ferneham Hall to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!


 “I’m absolutely delighted that Dear Zoo is being brought to life on stage for the very first time!” Rod Campbell, Author and Illustrator, Dear Zoo.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                                                                                     

  • The play is for children aged 2 years and upwards.
  • This family favourite is brought to life by Norwell Lapley Productions.
  • Rod Campbell’s well known children’s books with their simple, distinctive drawings and often repetitive text engage young children in learning to read and gaining confidence in their reading ability.

Dates & times

Wed 23 May  1:00 PM

Wed 23 May  3:00 PM

Thu 24 May  11:00 AM

Thu 24 May  2:00 PM

Ticket prices

£14 (adults and children)

Family ticket (4 seats - must contain at least 1 child) £50

School parties £10 per ticket

Groups 1 in 10 free (this group offer is not available online - please call the Box Office on 01329 231942)