Oi Frog & Friends! is to tour the UK in 2022 following a festive season in Cardiff.
The hit musical production will begin performances at the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff from 15 December 2021 – 2 January 2022.
It will then tour to Dartford, Truro, Norwich, Leicester, Chichester, Poole, Croydon, Exeter, Ilkley, Stirling, Billingham, Edinburgh, Inverness, Mold, York, Hull, North Finchley, Newcastle, Taunton, Horsham, Coventry, Birmingham, Kingston, and Glasgow with further dates to be announced.
‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs.’
It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is happy to play along. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming… who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge? Join FROG, DOG and CAT live on stage in Oi Frog & Friends!, the 55-minute action-packed play with original songs, puppets, laughs and, of course, more rhyme than you can shake a chime at!
The cast line-up for the 2021/22 UK tour is: Jake Addley as DOG (alternate CHEETAH), Rebecca Ayres as CAT (Understudy CHEETAH), Christopher Dobson as CHEETAH (alternate DOG), Emily Essery as FROG (Understudy CAT and ASM) and Sarah Palmer as FROG (Understudy CAT and ASM).
Adapted from the picture book by Kes Gray and Jim Field, the stage show is created by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes.
For more information and tour dates, visit: oifrogandfriendslive.com.
Author Kes Gray said of the stage production: “The stage show has taken the Oi characters to places I could never have imagined. The fun, the artistry and the sheer theatrical genius of this production really is something to behold!”
Illustrator Jim Field added: “Seeing the characters brought to life from our series of Oi books was both surreal and incredible. Oi Frog & Friends! bounces along with non-stop energy, amazing puppets, funny songs, shouty rhymes, and a squirty elephant trunk. It’s brilliantly bonkers!”