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Oi Frog & Friends! - Lyric Theatre and on tour

Oi Frog & Friends!

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

KENNY Wax Family Entertainment has announced the full cast and creative team for its new family stage show Oi Frog & Friends!.

A musical production, it will receive its West End premiere at the Lyric Theatre, where it will play a strictly limited season – from November 29, 2019 to January 5, 2020 – as part of a UK Tour.

Oi Frog & Friends! will bring together Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling and award-winning picture books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog!, Oi Cat! and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, published by Hachette Children’s Group.

It is created for the stage by Director Emma Earle, Designer Zoe Squire (Co-Artistic Directors of Pins and Needles Productions), Composer Luke Bateman and Lyricist Richy Hughes. Puppet design is by Yvonne Stone and lighting design by Ric Mountjoy.

The cast for the West End and 2019/20 UK Tour includes Darren Seed as DOG, Lucy Tuck as CAT, John Winchester as FROG (Autumn 2019 and West End), Robin Hemmings as FROG (Spring/Summer 2020), and Simon Yadoo as CHEETAH, with Rebecca Ayres as Understudy/ASM.

Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play with songs, puppets, laughs and, of course, rhymes!

It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming… ‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs’ – who knew there were so many rhyming rules, and what will happen when FROG is in charge?

The production is an ideal introduction to theatre and the perfect entertainment for families with children aged 3+.

Oi Frog & Friends! will also visit The Rose Theatre, Kingston (October 29 – November 3) prior to the West End dates, after which the tour will continue to Chichester, Nottingham, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Salford among others, with more dates to be announced.

For the full Oi Frog & Friends! West End and 2019/20 UK tour schedule and to book visit

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