A Play by Sabrina Mahfouz
Based on ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’ by Dianne Hofmeyr, illustrated by Jane Ray, published by Quarto Publishing Plc.
An Omnibus Theatre and Little Angel Theatre Co-Production
Across the plains of Ethiopia where grass grows tall and acacias taste sweet. A young giraffe is sent as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, but Paris is very far away…
With a boy called Atir to help Zeraffa find her way, the pair sail down the Nile past pyramids, sphinxes and temples and out across the stormy sea to a country where everything is different. No one has seen an animal like Zeraffa before. Can Zeraffa and Atir find a way to make this new place home?
Zeraffa Giraffa is an emotionally engaging tale that explores what it is like to be different. Based on the book by award-winning children’s author Dianne Hofmeyr, Zeraffa Giraffa is inspired by the astonishing true tale of a real giraffe. This brand new adaptation is told using beautiful hand-made puppets and an original musical score that will bring you along Zeraffa’s epic journey across land and sea.
For children ages 4 – 8 and their families.
Writer Sabrina Mahfouz
Director Elgiva Field
Puppetry Director Matthew Hutchinson
Designer Ingrid Hu
Composer Candida Caldicot
Lighting Designer Oscar Wyatt
Sound Designer John McCleod
Producer Felicity Paterson
Artistic Consultants Marie McCarthy (Dramaturgy) & Samantha Lane (Puppetry & Education)