Classic children’s tale adapted for the stage

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Preview: The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, White Rock Theatre. Saturday, August 25, 2pm. £10 children, £12 adults.

Based on the classic 1992 children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this funny, reassuring tale about Plop, the baby Barn Owl and his fear of darkness has been created especially for small people aged three to seven years (and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on!).

The storybook has been adapted for the stage by Lynn Roberson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind and direction and design by Blunderbus’s own artistic director, Bill Davies. With an irresistible blend of live music, handcrafted puppets and spellbinding storytelling, the talented Blunderbus actor-musicians bring this well-loved tale to life for a new generation of theatregoers.

Audiences will share Plop’s journey into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks, starry nights and moonlit adventures. As he tumbles out of his nest and lands with an almighty thud in the village below, Plop begins a voyage of discovery with an array of new friends. The handcrafted puppets of Orion the cat, the Grandma and a plethora of woodland animals are truly breath-taking and add to the company’s reputation:

Tickets are available from the box office on 01424 462288 or online at