A Derby Theatre, Hiccup Theatre and Polka Theatre Production

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Thu 30 Nov - Sun 31 Dec, 2023 Archive
Trip – Trap, Trip – Trap, Trip – Trap... Who is that going over MY bridge?

Join our three adventurer billy goats as they dare to cross the bridge to the other side.  The troll is determined this is his land and you need to get off it – but the billy goats have a few thoughts on that!

Hiccup Theatre in collaboration with Derby Theatre and Polka Theatre bring you another festive treat from the team that brought you The Emperor’s New Clothes, Little Red, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. Featuring beautiful puppetry, fantastic storytelling, a tricksy troll, three Billy Goats Gruff and amazing live music and original songs!

Audio description will be creatively integrated into performances. – This will be achieved in a range of ways, such as through live and recorded sounds and music and actors fully embodying their characters.

“Hiccup theatre’s clever take on the fairy-tale is full of music, puppetry, surprising twists, witty dialogue and madcap energy”

– The Guardian

Audio Flyer

Meet The Characters




Time: 10:30am & 1:30pm
Age guidance: 3 - 7+ and their grown-ups!

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Three Billy Goats Gruff (2023) Production Trailer by © Ed Sunman


Laura Goulden
Alex Nowak
Caroline Parker
Esme Sears
Ivan Stott



Hiccup Theatre and Polka Theatre

Writer and Director

Sarah Brigham

BSL Consultant

Donna Mullings

Audio Description Consultant

Ben Wilson

Creative Captioning

Ben Glover

Set Designer

Rachana Jadhav

Composer and Sound Designer

Ivan Stott

Costume Designer

Tim Heywood

Lighting Designer

Ele Munn

Puppet Maker and Director

John Barber

Head Rehearsal Room Interpreter

Karen Perry

Rehearsal Room Interpreters

Katie Fenwick and Isobel Lamb