Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector.
Nobody knows more about animals than him.
Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.
Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas and gymnastic snails to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan!
Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music - plus lots of amazing natural history facts- Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom.
‘Curious Creatures’ is suitable for children 5 years + and their families.
“Johnson's natural rapport and good humoured fun with the young people make this an absolute celebration of all that is good about theatre for children.”; Petra Schofield, Whatsonstage.com
"Craig's success lies in the fact that he talks to, rather than at, his young audience, and he does it all with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious…. An engaging entertainer to be treasured.” ; Frank Ruhrmund, ‘The Cornishman’
Book tickets here; https://penleepark.ticketsolve.com/shows/873585611
Tickets are non-refundable. Gates Open 1 Hour before the Start time. Licensed Bar. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Ice-Creams & Snacks
Smoking - the Theatre's Seating area is a No Smoking Zone
Refunds are only given if a show is cancelled: performances will go ahead except in the worst of weather.
Gates Open : The gate opens 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Seating is provided.
Please bring whatever you need for a comfy and cosy experience: warm clothes, waterproofs, blankets, cushions, rugs, picnics etc but no umbrellas
Wheelchair access - there is full access but, as the surface is grass, it may be slippery when wet
Disabled / Blue Badge parking. There are 3 parking places near the Theatre. Drive in the Park entrance on Morrab Road. The spaces are on the left-hand side.
Car Parking The nearest car park is above Penlee Park, entrance from Alverton Road, TR18 4HE. The car park has 141 spaces, 4 of which are for Disabled Badge holders. Other ample car parking close by
Dogs Well behaved, quiet dogs on a short lead are welcome but please bring your doggy bags.
The Open Air Theatre in Penlee Park had its first season in the early 1950s. It's in a beautifully sheltered, sylvan setting, opposite the Cafe terrace of Penlee House & Gallery.
Date: Tuesday 18th August 2020
Location: Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance