Penguins with egg


Cahoots NI, Birmingham Rep & Prime Theatre

Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018


Age Recommendation


Performance times

Saturday 10th March 2pm (SOLD OUT), 4pm

Sunday 11th March 2pm (Relaxed Performance), 4pm

Wednesday 14th March 7pm

Duration: 50 minutes



Tickets available from the MAC

When being different brings the most wonderful of surprises...

Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try to hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!

Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family. 

This delightful new theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide.

The creative team includes award-winning children’s Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney and international Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra. Listen to Paul and Carlos talk about the inspiration behind this work here

N.B. This venue is guide dog and wheelchair friendly and has an induction loop. 

Please note we offer a Relaxed Performance of Penguins on Sunday 11th March at 2pm. As part of a relaxed performance Young at Art offers a visual story of the performance which you can download here 

To book tickets visit or call 028 9023 5053


Performers Corey Annand, Osian Meilir, Jack Webb


Created and directed by Paul Mc Eneaney
Assistant Director Hannah Jones
Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra
Set and Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Lighting Designer Simon Bond
Composer Garth McConaghie
Production Manager Ross McDade
Technical Stage Manager Darren Willingham
Casting Consultant Kay Magson CDG


Penguins had its world premiere in Birmingham on 3 Feb - read a review here.

"This world premiere of the wonderful, stylised tale of two chinstrap penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo, manages, in less than an hour, to both captivate and challenge our popular perception of theatre for children." Behind the Arras

"A piece of children’s theatre that is both charming and significant in many ways" Sincerely Amy

"Captivating and inventive" The Reviews Hub

"Absolutely adorable…a delight" Brum Hour

"A charming piece of small theatre, which will delight children and adults alike" Weekend Notes