Inspired by a real life event
Produced by Cahoots NI
From Belfast, Northern Ireland
About the Company
JURY-SELECTED FOR A FULL SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE AT IPAY 2019
Just like the other bonded animals at New York’s Central Park Zoo, these two male penguins walk, play, swim, and dance together. When the duo try to hatch a rock, the zookeeper gives them an egg instead, and they find themselves on an adventure, raising a chick for real!
PENGUINS is a unique and engaging show about love and the ever-evolving meaning of family. Inspired by the true story reported by the New York Times that touched hearts world-wide, this new non-verbal theatre and dance production comes to life with delightful music and incredible movement and choreography.
Past productions: Shh! We Have a Plan, Egg , Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries, Nivelli's War, and Lights, Camera, Math!
Best for Grades: PreK-3rd
Audience Size: Medium to Large Venues
Please contact us to watch a full length archival recording.
Past Tours: Shh! We Have a Plan, Egg , Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries, Nivelli's War, and Lights, Camera, Math!
Cahoots NI is at the forefront of Northern Irish theatre and is the leading professional theatre company producing work for children. Since beginning operations in November 2001, Cahoots NI has produced original, boldly innovative work for children, some staged in conventional theatre venues and some in purpose-designed sites or specific locations, including schools and healthcare settings. Its work concentrates on combining the visual potential of theatre with the age-old popularity of magic and illusion.
For more information, please visit the company’s website.
PENGUINS is a co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Britain's longest-established building-based theater company, renowned for its consistently innovative work; and Prime Theatre, which has created dynamic theater for and with children and young adults for over 30 years.
Co-production between Cahoots NI, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre
Created and Directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Assistant Director: Hannah Jones
Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra
Composer and Sound Designer: Garth McConaghie
Set and Costume Designer: Sabine Dargent
Costume Maker: Caroline Mirfin
Lighting Designer: Simon Bond
Production Manager: Ross McDade
Casting Consultant: Kay Magson CDG
Gallery of Past Productions
January 15-19, 2019 - International Performing Arts For Youth (IPAY) Showcase in Philadelphia, PA.
Jury-Selected For a Full Showcase Performance... Details on date/time to come soon!
Or see the company on the road with SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN in spring 2019.
Science: Penguins, Animals & the Natural Environment, Life-cycles
Fine Arts: Performance, Physical Theatre, Dance & Movement, Magic & Illusion, Sound Design, Music & Composition, Devising a play from a true story.
Emotional/Social Development: Empathy, Tolerance, Identity, Family Roles and Relationships
Minimum Technical Requirements
Load In Time: 5 hours
Venue Crew Needs: 2 crew members for load in/load out. 1 crew member for performance run.
Min. Stage Size: Ideally a black box with 27’ x 27’ flat floor space with overhead clearance of 23'.
Sound Needs: A PA system with left and right. 3 x powered monitors are touring with Company for which a connection to the operating position will be required.
Load Out Time: 2 hours
Outreach and Workshops
“Relaxed” or “Sensory Friendly” Performances
This performance is also available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific direction as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.