Babe the Sheep-Pig at St George’s Theatre

Babe the Sheep Pig poster

Babe the Sheep Pig poster - Credit: Archant

Members of Dusmagrik Young People’s Theatre Company have been busy over the Easter holidays putting the finishing touches to their spring production – which gets its on-stage debut next week.

Based on the book by Dick King-Smith, Babe the Sheep-Pig tells the tale of high adventure in the farmyard and the courageous triumphs of a plucky little piglet that rises to world fame.

When Farmer Hogget wins Babe the inquisitive pig at the village fair an extraordinary friendship develops. With the help of his new “mother”, the old sheep dog Fly, Babe soon learns the herding instinct and it’s not long before this most polite of pigs wins over the most suspicious of sheep.

When the day of the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials dawns, the whole farm holds its breath to see whether Babe will triumph against all odds to become the hero of the hour.

Dusmagrik director Mary Carter said: “It has been a bit of a challenge with so many of the cast playing the roles of animals not least in the wardrobe department.

“One of our helpers has been knitting sheep costumes for weeks! We are looking forward to seeing it all come together.”

The show at Gorleston Pavilion runs from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 at 7.30pm nightly with a matinee on the Saturday at 2pm. Tickets £10 adults, £8 students and £6 children are available from the theatre box office on 01493 662832 or online at