LYNGO THEATRE

LYNGO is a UK based children’s theatre company with strong Italian connections. Our shows have delighted children and adults for over 10 years with their unique mix of fun and beautiful imagery, working magically together to reveal the vivid poetic realm that is at the heart of our work.

Our trademark features are a singular visual flair, an inventive use of props -beautifully designed and hand-made ‘theatre toys’- and an interactive and genuine approach to play, no matter the age of our audience. 

Lyngo has currently on offer a repertoire of end-on shows for older children (3-10 years) and in-the-round interactive shows for a very young audience (1-5 years)

 “Lyngo knows the score when it comes to producing theatre for the very young. “ The Stage

NEWS

Christmas 2016

During December 2016 we'll be at:

The Lighthouse in Poole with 'Snow Play' from the 5th to the 24th. 

The Gulbenkian in Canterbury with 'Hansel and Gretel' from the 6th to the 18th.

The Watermans in London, with 'Snow Play' from the 8th to the 30th.

The Met in Bury, with 'Hansel and Gretel' from the 20th to the 24th.

To watch the promo video just click on the title of the show.

There and back again - an Odyssey

'There and back again - an Odyssey' is our new production for 2017. Please go to SHOWS to see details and images.

The universal appeal of the Odyssey means that we can perform this show during the day for a younger audience but also in the evening, for an older mixed audience. If we gauge that there is enough interest from venues then the show will have two different versions and we'll be creating specific publicity depending on the target audience.

Pinocchio

'The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio' started touring at the end of February. We are receiving great feedback from people who love the beautiful visuals and hearing the whole story for the first time. Sales are very, very healthy too! You can watch a promo video here. We are taking bookings for the whole of 2017.

Puss in Boots

'Puss in Boots' will be on tour throughout all of 2015 and 2016. Take a look at this promo video here. 

Snow Play reviews

Read all the brilliant reviews here: read review here   read review here   read review here  read review here   read review here.

Go to SHOWS for more details and images.

  • TOM THUMB
  • THE FISH'S WISHES
  • WATCH THE BIRDY
  • THE DUSTMAN
  • HANSEL AND GRETEL
  • ROOM IN THE SKY
  • SNOW PLAY
  • KNICK KNACK AND DOO DAD
  • JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
  • PUSS IN BOOTS
  • THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
  • THERE AND BACK AGAIN - AN ODYSSEY
  • CIRCUS MINIMUS
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
  • EGG AND SPOON

Tom Thumb

AGES 5+, ONE PERFORMER

Under the kitchen table, early in the morning, Tom is collecting any fallen scraps for him and his 6 brothers to eat when he overhears Mum and Dad talking – they want to lose their own children in the forest! Now Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he can still be mighty. Outwitting his parents and the ogre who lives on the other side of the forest he brings his brothers back home with seven silver crowns – they’ll never be hungry again!

Performed entirely on, and under, a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a scary ogre head, a flying fiery house and a portable forest.

Patrick Lynch, who has been performing this show for more than a decade, brings the story wonderfully to life in an intimate and fascinating show.

It’s a story about being scared. It’s a story about being hungry. 

Above all it’s a story about survival and hope as Tom keeps laughing and joking, even when they are down in the dark cellar....

Click on the photo to open the gallery.

PINOCCHIO

'The curious adventures of Pinocchio' will be available from February 2016. The show is suitable for ages 5+. Go to SHOWS for images.

PUSS IN BOOTS

 

 
Cats are cunning, sly and clever.
They land on their feet, wathever the weather.
This moggy is special and saves his master
from starvation, defeat and total disaster.
He tricks the Palace, the court and the King,
and dresses his master in fine silk and bling.
He's a fabulous feline, devoid of all flaws,
even catching an ogre in his clever cat's claws!

Lyngo Theatre are bringing out their next fabulous fable. As with our last show - 'JACK AND THE BEANSTALK' - this is no pantomime. It does full justice to the adventure and depth of the original story. It's not behind you, oh no it isn't. Our magical story is all right in front of you is a perfect 50 minutes for ages 3-8.

We have developed a stand-alone sloping mini-stage that allows us to surprise and delight the audience with drawers, trap-doors, puppets and shadow-play. It's suitable for small to mid-stage theatres.

Go to SHOWS for images.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

5th-18th
TBC, Singapore
Jack and the Beanstalk

 

SEPTEMBER

24th
The Lights, Andover
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

 

 

OCTOBER

1st
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

2nd
Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St. Annes
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio
 

OCTOBER

4th
Theatre Royal Waterford
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

5th-6th
Droichead Arts Centre
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio 

OCTOBER

7th
Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

8th
Siamsa Tire, Tralee
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio 

OCTOBER

9th
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

11th-12th
Regional Cult. Centre, Letterkenny
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio 

OCTOBER

13th-14th TBC

OCTOBER

16th
Jackson's Lane, London
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

22nd
Riverhouse Arts, Walton-on-Thames
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

23rd
The Albany, London
Snow Play
 

OCTOBER

24th
Merlin Theatre, Frome
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

25th
The Courtyard, Hereford
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

26th
Electric Theatre, Guilford
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

27th-28th
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

OCTOBER

29th
The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio 

OCTOBER

30th
Waterside Theatre, Sale
The Curious Adv. of Pinocchio

DECEMBER

5th-24th
The Lighthouse, Poole
Snow Play

DECEMBER

6th-18th
The Gulbenkian, Canterbury
Hansel and Gretel

DECEMBER

8th-30th
Watermans Arts Centre, London
Snow Play

DECEMBER

20th-24th
The Met, Bury
Hansel and Gretel
   
5-10

TOM THUMB

Duration: 45 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 5x5x3m

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 5+ 

THE FISH'S WISHES

Duration: 45 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 5x5x3m

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 3+ 

WATCH THE BIRDY

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 5x5x3m

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 3+ 

THE DUSTMAN

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 4 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 5x5x3m

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 5+ 

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 2

Get in 5 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 6x6x3m

Maximum audience: 400

Ages: 4+ 

ROOM IN THE SKY

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 2

Get in 5 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 6x6x3m

Maximum audience: 400

Ages: 4+ 

SNOW PLAY

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 2

Get in 4 hrs, get out 1 hr

Maximum audience: 400

Ages: 3+ 

KNICK KNACK AND DOO DAD

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 2

Get in 4 hrs, get out 1 hr

Maximum audience: 400

Ages: 3+ 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 3+ 

EGG AND SPOON

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1 or 2

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 9x9x3m

Maximum audience: 40 children - no set limit on adults

Ages: 1-5 

CIRCUS MINIMUS

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1 or 2

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 9x9x3m

Maximum audience: 40 children - no set limit on adults

Ages: 2-5  

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 2

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Space required: 9x9x3m

Maximum audience: 40 children - no set limit on adults

Ages: 2-5 

PUSS IN BOOTS

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1 hr

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 4+ 

THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

Duration: 1 hr, no interval.

Performers: 1

Get in 4 hrs, get out 1 hr

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: 5+ 

Download full tech. spec. here 
 
  • TOM THUMB
  • THE FISH'S WISHES
  • WATCH THE BIRDY
  • THE DUSTMAN
  • HANSEL AND GRETEL
  • ROOM IN THE SKY
  • SNOW PLAY
  • KNICK KNACK AND DOO DAD
  • JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
  • EGG AND SPOON
  • CIRCUS MINIMUS
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
  • PUSS IN BOOTS
  • THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
  • THERE AND BACK AGAIN - AN ODYSSEY

TOM THUMB

Lyngo Theatre presents

TOM THUMB

A show by Marcello Chiarenza 

Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch

Original music by Carlo ‘Cialdo’ Capelli

Assistant director Gianni Bissaca

Design assistant Elena Marini

Ages 5+

 

‘Nobody fools me!’ Tom stays one tiny step ahead of everyone to save his brothers from mum, dad and the monster. With feathery spinning birds, a scary ogre head, flying fiery houses and a portable forest this originally Italian show, performed entirely on and under a kitchen table, is a wee wonder.

It’s a story about being afraid, it’s a story about being hungry.

It’s also a story about playing and having fun, which Tom does better than anybody.

 

  • TOM THUMB
  • SNOW PLAY
  • FISH'S WISHES
  • WATCH THE BIRDY
  • THE DUSTMAN
  • HANSEL AND GRETEL
  • ROOM IN THE SKY
  • KNICK KNACK AND DOO DAD
  • EGG AND SPOON
  • CIRCUS MINIMUS
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
  • PUSS IN BOOTS

COMMENTS

‘Loved the use of simple devices to stir the imagination. Patrick Lynch drew you into his world.’

‘Great actor, wonderful storytelling, ingenious props.’

‘I thought the birds were brilliant.’

‘ “exelunt show”, from Abigail, age 7, front row with hie hill shoes...who touched the cows head.’ 

‘Oscar loved the things you have made, Georgia loved the way it was life-like and mysterious, Pete loved the snow-tree, I loved the music and the beautifully put together whole.’

‘What I liked was the way you adapted parts of the story to fit the props (not the other way round). The gadgets were captivating for the children, and the way the sticks for example represented the big forest. It was stimulating for my little sisters because they had to think about it.’ 

  • PATRICK LYNCH
  • MARCELLO CHIARENZA
  • CARLO CIALDO CAPELLI
  • ELENA MARINI
  • CARLO ROSSI
  • LINKS

PATRICK LYNCH

Writer, actor and artistic director

Patrick Lynch has specialised in children’s theatre since 2003, after a wide-ranging career in theatre, television and film and academia. He studied psychology at Glasgow University and then dramatherapy and worked for many years with special-needs groups. He has worked extensively in Europe in theatre-forms like Commedia dell’Arte and clowning. In the UK he has acted and directed for companies like Oily Cart and been a workshop and project leader for many organisatons. Since 2006 he has been presenting television programmes for the BBC on their channel Cbeebies.

For more details or to send your comments please contact:

PATRICK LYNCH

Artistic director/Manager

patrick@lyngo.co.uk

tel: 07957 134943

 

 

ELENA MARINI

Design/Manager assistant

elena@lyngo.co.uk

tel: 0039 041 721384

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Lyngo Theatre

6 Hilltop Avenue

Cults

Aberdeen 

15AB 9RJ