LYNGO THEATRE

LYNGO is a UK based children’s theatre company with strong Italian connections. Our shows have delighted children and adults for over 15 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

(The return of) Tom Thumb

To mark 15 years of activity Lyngo are bringing back their very first show, revamped and specially adapted for a younger audience.

Tom Thumb has been our most successful piece, touring Europe almost continually for the past 10 years and racking up 1000's of performances. In 2018 we'll be touring the UK and Ireland with the definitive version, packed with new magical surprises.

This table-top show is literally performed on and under an incredible kitchen table with trapdoors, growing forests and flying houses to amaze the younger audience and their families with one of the best of the classic fables.

There and back again - an Odyssey

'There and back again - an Odyssey' is our new production for 2017 which ventures into the innovative genre of cinema-theatre, combining live theatrical experience with the thrill of the big screen. Please go to SHOWS to see details and images and watch the promo video here.

We have just started the tour and received these two brilliant reviews already! Here and here!

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

We took Pinocchio to Singapore last August and these are two lovely reviews: here and 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 3+, ONE PERFORMER

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! 

Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure 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 flying house and a portable forest. CBeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.

Click on the photo to open the gallery.

TOM THUMB AND NEW CHRISTMAS SHOW

We are working on the relaunch of our classic show Tom Thumb that will be touring from the Spring of 2018.

Our new Christmas show touring from December 2018 is HEART OF WINTER (3+)

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

24th
Canada Waters, London
Tom Thumb

MARCH

2nd-3rd
Norwich Puppet theatre
There and back again: an Odyssey

MARCH

4th
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
There and back again: an Odyssey

MARCH

9th-10th
Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth
Tom Thumb
www.kirkgatearts.org.uk

MARCH

17th
Colchester Arts Centre
Tom Thumb

MARCH

18th
Arts Depot, London
Egg and Spoon

MARCH

24th
ARC Arts Centre, Stockton
Tom Thumb
arconline.co.uk/

APRIL

3rd
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
There and back again: an Odyssey

APRIL

4th
Live Borders
There and back again: an Odyssey

APRIL

5th
Darwen Library, Darwen
Tom Thumb

APRIL

7th-8th
Hertford Theatre, Hertford
Tom Thumb

APRIL

10th
Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick
Tom Thumb
www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

APRIL

11th-13th
Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington
Egg and Spoon

APRIL

14th
The Courtyard, Hereford
Tom Thumb
www.courtyard.org.uk/

APRIL

15th
The Gulbenkian, Canterbury
Tom Thumb

APRIL

21st
Oxford Playhouse
Tom Thumb

APRIL

22nd
Square Chapel, Halifax
Tom Thumb

APRIL

27th-29th
Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
Egg and Spoon

MAY

5th
The Courtyard, Hereford
There and back again: an Odyssey

MAY

6th
Dorchester Arts centre,
Tom Thumb
www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/

MAY

12th
Lyric Hammersmith
Tom Thumb

MAY

13th
Trinity Theatre, Tumbridge Wells
Tom Thumb

MAY

14th
Brighton Festival
There and back again:an Odysey

MAY

16th
Alley Theatre, Stabane
Tom Thumb
www.alley-theatre.com

MAY

17th
An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk
Tom Thumb

MAY

18th
Iontas Arts Centre
Tom Thumb

MAY

19th
Ranfurly House, Dungannon
Tom Thumb

 

MAY

20th
Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun
Tom Thumb

MAY

26th
Birmingham Rep Theatre,
Tom Thumb

MAY

27th
Quarterhouse Arts Centre, Folkestone
Tom Thumb

MAY

28th-30th
Little Angel Theatre, Islington
Tom Thumb

MAY

31st
Bridport Arts Centre
Tom Thumb

JUNE

1st-2nd
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Tom Thumb
 

JUNE

7th
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Tom Thumb

JUNE

8th
Mullinghar Arts Centre
Tom Thumb

JUNE

9th
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Tom Thumb

JUNE

10th-11th
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Tom Thumb

JUNE

13th
The Waterside, Derry
Tom Thumb

JUNE

14th
Birr Theatre
Tom Thumb
www.birrtheatre.com/

JUNE

16th
The Ardhowen, Fermanagh
Tom Thumb

JUNE

17th
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Tom Thumb
www.paviliontheatre.ie

JULY

14th-15th
Horse and Bamboo, Rossendale
Tom Thumb & Puss In Boots
TBC

AUGUST

8th-19th
Polka Thatre, Wimbledon
Jack and the Beanstalk
polkatheatre.com

SEPTEMBER

7th-10th
The Egg, Bath
Tom Thumb

SEPTEMBER

15th
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Tom Thumb

SEPTEMBER

16th
The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Tom Thumb

SEPTEMBER

22nd

 

SEPTEMBER

23rd
Brentwood Theatre,
Egg and Spoon

OCTOBER

6th
Brentwood Theatre
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

7th
Southend Theatres
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

9th-10th
Regional Cult. Centre, Letterkenny
Tom Thumb
TBC

OCTOBER

11th
Roscommon Arts Centre
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

12th
St John's Theatre, Listowel
Tom Thumb
www.stjohnstheatre.com

OCTOBER

13th
Siamsa Tire, Tralee
Tom Thumb
http://www.siamsatire.com/

OCTOBER

14th
Droichead Arts Centre
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

16th
Theatre Royal Waterford
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

20th
Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

22nd-24th
The Northern Stage, Newcastle
Egg and Spoon

OCTOBER

26th
Customs House,
Tom Thumb

OCTOBER

27th
Cranleigh Aìrts Centre
Egg and Spoon

NOVEMBER

3rd
The Met, Bury
Tom Thumb

NOVEMBER

4th
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
Egg and Spoon

NOVEMBER

7th-8th
Ropetackle Arts C., Shoreham-by-Sea
Egg and Spoon

NOVEMBER

17th
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Egg and Spoon

NOVEMBER

18th
The Civic, Barnsley
Tom Thumb

NOVEMBER

25th
Trinity theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Snow Play

DECEMBER

4th-9th
Washington Arts Centre
Snow Play

DECEMBER

9th-11th
Bridgwater Arts Centre
Hansel and Gretel

DECEMBER

13th-14th
Kirkgate Arts Centre, Cockermouth
Hansel and Gretel

DECEMBER

12th-29th
Cast in Doncaster
Snow Play

DECEMBER

22nd-30th
Spring Arts Centre, Havant
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: 3+ 

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 

THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN ODYSSEY

Duration: 1 hr, no interval.

Performers: 1 + live projection

Get in 3 hrs, get out 1.5 hr

Maximum audience: 300

Ages: Adults and children over 6 

 

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 

Music by Carlo Cialdo Capelli

Design assistant Elena Marini

Ages 3+

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tomshows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure 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 flying house and a portable forest. Cbeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.   

 

  • 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
  • PINOCCHIO
  • THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN ODYSSEY

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