Find out the secrets of wildlife in winter with Pink Cow Theatre

Pink Cow Theatre, in association with Apollo Youth Theatre in Newport, presents ‘Going South for Winter’ – a perfect springtime treat for all the family.

Have you 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? You have to come along and find out!

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 performances at Quay Arts and the IW Story Festival. But this time, with added music and songs to thoroughly entertain the spectators.

Mish Whitmore said: “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. The enthusiastic cast of young people convey so much energy and new ideas to the narrative.”

Dominic Craggs, 12, who plays Henry the Squirrel, added: “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!”

There will be two performances each day on Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am and 3pm.

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children from the box office on 210010 or iw.observer/going-south.