Heart warming tale at Kettering

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 10:11 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:44 am
Babe the Sheep Pig coming to Kettering
Babe the Sheep Pig coming to Kettering

Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming “baa-ber sheep” quartet, Babe and the residents of Hogget’s Farm will visit The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering from April 4 to 5 as part of a major UK Tour.

Meet the lovable Babe in this heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery.

When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheepdog Fly, and soon discovers a talent for herding.

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With the help of his adopted mum, the polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep.

But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?

Dick King-Smith’s The Sheep-Pig was first published in 1983, and has since been translated into 15 languages, as

well as winning King-Smith the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.

In 1995 it was adapted for the big screen as the film Babe, which received huge critical and box office success. Tickets cost between £16 and £18 or £60 for a family.

To book tickets visit www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk or call 01536 414141.