Ingrid Hu


An Omnibus Theatre and Little Angel Theatre co-production

A play by Sabrina Mahfouz
Based on the book by Dianne Hofmeyr and illustrated by Jane Ray

Director – Elgiva Field

Puppets and Puppetry – Matthew Hutchinson

Set and Costume Designer – Ingrid Hu

Composer – Candida Caldicot

Lighting Designer – Oscar Wyatt

Sound Designer – Jon McCleod

Cast – Ashton Owen, Andre Refig, Nadia Shash

Photography by Ellie Kurttz

21 September – 4 November, 2017   Little Angel Theatre, London

25 Nov – 17 Dec, 2017  Omnibus Theatre, London

The Off West End Theatre Awards 2018
Production for Young People aged 0-7

Based on the book by award-winning children’s author Dianne Hofmeyr, Zeraffa Giraffa is inspired by the true tale of a giraffe and its keeper Atir. Sent as a diplomatic gift from the Great Pasha of Egypt to the King of France in the 1820s, the story follows the various stages of the epic trip taken by these two companions. The pair are thrown through terrifying storms and encounter all sorts of nerve jangling creatures – and not to mention locals – before they arrive in France where no one has seen an animal like Zeraffa before. 

Working in close collaboration with the creative team, the design of the stage and costumes evolved from ideas based around children’s perception of the visual world. Objects, scenery and costumes transform with and by the puppets and performers in unexpected and imaginative ways. 

★★★★★ “a delightful production” Theatre Bubble

★★★★ “This is such a creative production with spellbinding surprises galore for the little ones, not to mention the wonderfully mature themes of difference and friendship”
Everything Theatre

★★★★ “interesting insights for all ages to ponder on”
London Theatre 1