Pink Cow Theatre, in association with Apollo Youth Theatre, are to present ‘Going South for Winter’ this coming weekend – the perfect Springtime treat for all the family.

Ever wondered how our wildlife survives the winter? Henry the Squirrel and his best friend William the Hedgehog are not looking forward to the cold. They make a big decision to leave their families behind and go off together on a fantastic adventure to escape the horrors of winter. Will they make it to Africa?

Don’t miss this magical story: an original piece of theatre written and directed by Mish Whitmore and starring a wonderful cast of young Islanders, straight from a brilliant performance at Quay Arts and the IW Story Festival. But this time with added music and songs to thoroughly entertain the spectators.

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Mish Whitmore says:

“I first wrote this story for my daughter 22 years ago, to help her understand how nature survives against all the odds throughout the seasons. It’s an absolute joy to bring it to life on the stage. The enthusiastic cast of young people convey so much energy and new ideas to the narrative, and I’m really looking forward to them bringing all the fun to a new audience in Newport this holiday.”

12-year-old Dominic Craggs, who plays Henry the Squirrel, adds:

“It’s brilliant to see that it’s not just little children who laugh and applaud our play, but even older family members who get to think about the difficulties which wildlife face to survive the cold. And a reminder that Africa really is quite far away!”

Perfect for children over the Easter holidays. 2 performances each on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April (11:30 and 15:00)

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Tickets, available at https://pinkcowtheatre.com/plays/going-south-for-winter, are only £8 for adults and £5 for children.

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