An acclaimed children’s theatre production which tells one of the stories featured in the controversial No Outsiders equality lessons programme is being presented at Birmingham Repertory Theatre later this year.
Penguins, a co-production by The REP, Cahoots NI and Prime Theatre which originally showed at The REP last year, is based on the real-life story of Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo who find themselves raising a chick after the zookeeper gives them an egg to hatch.
The story is also told in And Tango Makes Three, an illustrated book which features in No Outsiders. The equality lessons programme, originated by Andrew Moffat - a gay assistant headteacher at Birmingham’s Parkfield Community School - has been at the centre of the ongoing row over the teaching of lessons about same-gender relationships.
Penguins runs at The REP from 4 to 14 December. Suitable for children aged three and older, the production is being promoted as a ‘unique and engaging show’ about ‘friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family’.
To purchase tickets, visit birmingham-rep.co.uk
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