Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s story Zog comes to life in Mike Shepherd’s magical adaptation with Johnny Flynn’s sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians. Katie Sykes’ design lifts the book from the page and creates a real and fantastical world on stage. See photo of the cast of Zog (photo credit: Helen Maybanks).

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet… a duel with Knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!

Date and times: Friday 17 May 4.30pm; Saturday 18 May 11am, 2pm, 4.30pm; Sunday 19 May 11am, 2pm
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Cost: Adult £14.50, child £12.50
Contact: Visit Darlington Hippodrome website or call the box office on 01325 405405, from 10am-8pm