Win tickets to see children's book transformed for Weston's Playhouse stage

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 April 2018

Dear Zoo will feature on The Playhouse stage from May 19-20.

Dear Zoo will feature on The Playhouse stage from May 19-20.


A classic children's book which has sold millions of copies has been reimagined and will feature on a Weston-super-Mare stage next month, promising an afternoon of entertainment for young families.

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo, has been transformed into a play which will be on show at The Playhouse, in High Street, from May 19-20 – and the Mercury has two family tickets to give away.

The book debuted in 1982, and proved an instant hit with youngsters, selling more than eight million copies worldwide.

It has been hailed for introducing toddlers to the animal kingdom in a fun, yet educational way – transcending generations to remain popular today.

And the stage production is certain to delight all who have read the book, young and old, with plenty of music, puppets and audience interaction to keep you entertained.

Scottish-born Campbell is an internationally-renowned children’s author, creating the popular Buster series of preschool books in addition to penning Dear Zoo across an illustrious career spanning four decades.

There will be two showings each day. On May 19, the performances will begin at 1pm and 3.30pm, and the Sunday showings will start at 11am and 2pm.

Tickets, priced £14-50, are available from 01934 645544 or online via

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a family ticket to see Dear Zoo at a time of your choice.

To enter the ticket competition, simply answer the question below.

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to Dear Zoo competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 10am on May 4. Alternatively, you can enter online via

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Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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