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The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark
Playing 25 February - 23 March, 2016 at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One
11 March, 2016 at Penang PAC @ Straits Quay
Performed by Blunderbus Theatre Company
Presented by Gardner & Wife Theatre
Produced by Natalie Chong

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Join Plop, the baby barn owl as he journeys into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks and moonlit adventures! Based on the bestselling children’s classic by Jill Tomlinson and performed by the Blunderbus Theatre Company (UK), this gentle, reassuring tale is brought to life with an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling.

Written especially for children aged 3 - 7, and grown-ups who still sleep with the lights on.

Plop was a baby Barn Owl. He lived at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He was fat and fluffy. He had big round eyes. He had very knackety knees. Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing. He was AFRAID of the DARK.

“I don’t like it” said Plop. “I do not like it AT ALL!”

One day, Mrs Barn Owl suggested that Plop fly down into the world and find out about the dark for himself. So, Plop climbed out of his nest-hole, peeped over the edge, wobbled a bit, and fell off his branch. And so, began Plop’s adventure...

Plop the owl's Activity Pack
If you're a teacher who brought your students to see THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK, and would like a .pdf copy of the excellent, 65-page Teacher's Activity Pack, please drop us an email with your name, your school and we'll send it to you.

Prepared by the UK Blunderbus Theatre Company, and written by their qualified primary teachers, it is sixty-five pages packed with Activity sheets quizzes, lesson plans, sheet music, and more!

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CASTSIMON SANCHEZ pictureEmily Sly trained at East15 School of Acting and since graduating has toured extensively in the UK and internationally. In 2014 she was awarded the Indonesian Arts and Cultural Scholarship during which she traveled throughout Indonesia and visited Bali where she studied traditional Balinese dance, culture and gamelan and appeared on the television production "Indonesian Channel". She begin working for Blunderbus in Autumn of 2014 for their brand new show Santas Little Helper.A  Since then she has also performed in Hugless Douglas, and was one of the original team for My Pet Monster and Me playing Sophie Bucket. Emily is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark for her Malaysian debut.

James Ward
James William Ward trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He  has worked extensively in touring theatre. His past productions include Macbeth with Manchester Actors Company, Stags and Hens at The Dukes Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing with Bingo Dragon Theatre Company, Tess of the D'urbervilles with White Horse Theatre. Most recently he performed as a puppeteer in a family Christmas show Jolly Grimm Tales with Arty-Fact Theatre Company.A He is passionate about bringing excellent theatre to audiences around the world.

EDWIN WRIGHT pictureSam Hoye
Sam trained at Guildford school of Acting. Theatre credits include: Muddles in Snow White (Hoxton Hall) Thing 2 in Cat In The Hat (UK Tour) Wishee Washee in Aladdin (Cambridge Arts Theatre) Floyd in the original production of STUCK by Oliver Jeffers, touring the UK, USA and Malaysia (Big Wooden Horse) Eddie in The Night Before Christmas (Epsom Playhouse/Lighthouse, Poole) Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (UK Tour) Breakout! (Cockpit Theatre) Ludovic in No Picnic (Waterloo East Theatre) Tootles in a Christmas less ordinary

About Blunderbus Theatre Company
Blunderbus is a professional theatre company established in 1998 with charitable status. For over a decade, the company has been creating magical theatrical experiences for children and their families. Blunderbus plays to over 200,000 children each year, touring to theatres, arts centres, schools and festivals across the UK. Blunderbus employs a small administrative and creative team, which includes professional actor-puppeteers who work full-time for the company. Their actors work in 'rep', performing in all of our shows throughout the year.
Production/Stage Coordinator - Wei Hock
Lighting Coordinator - Yusman Mohktar
Set Building - David Wong
The Star9/03/2012 The Star by Jeremy Tan
Throughout, audiences were kept entertained by interactive elements, be it sprinkles of water or projectiles of ‘bird poop’. It was bound to have the young ones breaking out in laughter. "... we wanted them to join in and be part of the adventure + more

Stage KL9/03/2012 Stage KL by Dennis Lee
The audience will not feel left out throughout the show because there will be plenty of audience participation activities like question and answer, interactive gestures and some throw-and-catch involved.. There will be water spraying effect around the theater too. And for the kids, it was the best part of all. + more