Norwell Lapley Productions presents

Dear Zoo

Thu 22 - Fri 23 Feb, 2024 Archive
Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage!

See our characters write to the Zoo. Who will be delivered? A cheeky monkey, a jumpy frog and of course a perfect puppy.

Help your children learn as the book leaps onto the stage and share a magical experience as the story unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old), so join us at Derby Theatre to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!



Main House


Time: 1:30pm & 10:30am
Performance duration: 55 minutes (No interval)
Age guidance: 2+


Dear Zoo Production Trailer