Babe%2C the Sheep-Pig

Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s children’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, the Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in a new production that will tour the UK in 2017.

Babe, the Sheep-Pig will run throughout the Christmas season at the Polka Theatre in London from 25th November until 5th February, before embarking on the regional tour. 

The tour will visit venues including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Grand Theatre in Swansea and the Lowry in Salford. It’s due to run until September 2017.

Babe, the Sheep-Pig synopsis

The stage version of Babe will feature puppetry, an original score, and a ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet.

When Babe the piglet arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly, and soon discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted dog mother, 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?

The residents of Hogget’s Farm will be brought to life by hand-crafted puppets, created by award-winning puppet designer Max Humphries, the chief puppet designer for Cirque de Soleil.

Further information

Dick King-Smith’s The Sheep-Pig was first published in 1983, and was later adapted for the big screen as the film Babe, which received critical and box office success.

It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won one for Best Visual Effects, as well as winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy.

Babe, The Sheep-Pig is adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright David Wood OBE, who is best known for his adaptations of Goodnight Mister Tom, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG and The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

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