The Dancing Frog

The Dancing Frog

Asylum 2018

The Dancing Frog

From the story by Quentin Blake
Directed by Mike Shepherd


Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again!

For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog.

And when Gertrude thrusts this web-footed wonder into the spotlight he becomes an overnight sensation the likes of which the world has never seen! 

Featuring a team including Old Rope String Band musician and early Kneehigh member Tim Dalling, his daughter Ailsa, local performer Jenny Beare, puppeteer extraordinaire Sarah Wright, with puppets created by her mum, Lyndie Wright of the Little Angel Theatre. Mike Shepherd directs this delightful tale of hope, heart and hip-hoppity adventure based on the classic children’s book by Quentin Blake.

Suitable for children, adults and animals of all shapes and sizes.
Running time: 55 minutes.

The Asylum is back in a new site at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and plans are afoot to create the ultimate night out! This year it’s all about breaking the rules with style, with pop-up shows, surprise acts and spontaneous events invigorating a season of world-class theatre and epic live music. The Asylum will run from 2 August until 22 September. Find out more on our Asylum page or book your tickets via Hall for Cornwall.



Young Gertrude   Jenny Beare
Gertrude & others   Tim Dalling
Frog and Puppetry   Alisa Dalling
Director and Deviser   Mike Shepherd
Songs and Music   Tim Dalling
Puppetry, Assistant Director, Lighting & Sound   Sarah Wright
Designer & Puppet Maker   Lyndie Wright
Associate Designer   Ruth Shepherd
Makers   Lyndie Wright, Sara Wright, Ruth Shepherd & the team
Collaborator & Writing   Anna Maria Murphy
Choreographer   Tom Jackson-Greaves

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