Audiences young and old will delight in a live stage adaptation of the classic lift the flap book Dear Zoo which comes to the Theatre Royal Winchester at various times on April 6 and 7.

Dear Zoo tells the story of Ben and Sally, who are searching for the perfect pet and write to the zoo to ask it to send one. But the zoo sends them a range of completely unsuitable animals. What will they be sent and will they ever receive the perfect pet?

This stage adaptation is based on children’s author Rod Campbell’s beloved children’s picture book, and its distinctive colourful illustrations leap from page to stage.

It is brought to the stage by Norwell Lapley Productions, whose work tours the UK and world. Its shows include an adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s Tales From Acorn Wood, The Sooty Show, Dom Joly – The Conspiracy Tour, Kate Mosse: Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries and Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes.

Dear Zoo features puppetry, songs, lots of audience interaction and everyone’s favourite zoo animals. It is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children.

For more information or to book tickets call 01962 840440 or visit the website