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

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.

 

Pinocchio

'The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio' 

The show has had a great tour in 2016 and we are taking bookings for the whole of 2017. You can watch a 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.

THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN ODYSSEY

This is our new show for 2017. Go to SHOWS to read about it!

THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN ODYSSEY

This is our new show for 2017. Go to SHOWS to read about it!

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

26th
Stafford Gate House
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MARCH

5th
The Lowry, Salford
Egg and Spoon

MARCH

18th
The Liryc Hammersmith
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MARCH

25th
Colchester Arts Centre
Egg and Spoon

MARCH

26th 
The Watermans, Brentford
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MARCH

29th-2nd
The Little Angel, Islington
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

APRIL

9th
Horse and Bamboo, Rossendale
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
3pm
   

APRIL

11th
The Lighthouse, Poole
There and back again: an Odyssey

APRIL

12th
The Lighthouse, Poole
Egg and Spoon

APRIL

13th
The Berry, Southempton
There and back again: an Odyssey

APRIL

15th
Byre Theatre, St. Andrews
Egg and Spoon

APRIL

16th
Eden Court, Inverness
Egg and Spoon

APRIL

22nd
Nottingham Playhouse, 
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

APRIL

29th
Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
There and back again: an Odyssey

APRIL

30th
Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

5th
Visual Carlow
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MAY

6th
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick 
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MAY

7th-8th
Riverbank Arts Centre
Puss in Boots

MAY

10th
Neenagh Arts Centre
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MAY

11th
Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MAY

13th
The Market Place, Armagh
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

MAY

14th
Yarm School, Yarm
Puss in Boots
 

MAY

17th-21st
Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

25th
The Broadway, Barking
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

27th
Rhodes Theatre, Bishop Stortford
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

28th-29th
Stafford Gatehouse
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

30th
Salisbury Arts Centre
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

 

JULY

JULY

JULY

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

POST

Lyngo Theatre

6 Hilltop Avenue

Cults

Aberdeen 

15AB 9RJ