Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Painter and decorator Mr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a penguin! Havoc ensues as Popper and his bewildered wife chase the penguin about their small suburban house. Soon a mate and a family arrive too, and the Poppers transform their living room into a snowy playground. But in an effort to pay the bills, they have to take the show on the road, and the penguins perform to earn their keep.

New musical Mr Popper’s Penguins is highly theatrical, full of colourful characters and comedic situations.

Photographs by Helen Murray /

Pins & Needles Productions, based on the book by Richard & Florence Atwater
Luke Bateman
Richy Hughes
Emma Earle
Zoe Squire
Puppet Design:
Nick Barnes
Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd
UK Tour & Quays Theatre, Salford (November 2015 – January 2016)
New Victory Theatre, New York City USA (October 2016)