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The Egg’s hugely popular production of Squirrel is back in Bath from Saturday 27th November to Friday 24th December, with performances appearing daily from Tuesday to Sunday at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

This beautifully engaging show for the youngest theatregoers delighted audiences and critics alike when it first premiered at The Egg in 2019. The Guardian’s Chris Wiegand described it as “supremely welcoming and warm-hearted” and “an irresistible treat for under-fives” in his five star review.

Squirrel loves a good acorn. But not all acorns are good. Some are downright second rate and Squirrel is fussy like that. Under the light of the winter sun, between the houses and the offices, and the rivers and the factories, Squirrel has buried their favourite acorn collection. It’s easy to remember where; it’s under the third tree from the left, or was it the right? Oh hang on a minute…

Recommended for children aged 6 months to 4 years, The Egg’s early years Christmas show is a story of new growth, with a sprinkling of snowy magic and puppetry mayhem. 

Squirrel has been created by Kate Cross, Director of The Egg at the Theatre Royal Bath, and Tim Bell, Senior Producer at Complicité and former Creative Producer at The Egg, with the help of the 'Squirrels' Pre-Schoolers and their teachers from The Paragon School, Bath.

Audiences will see either Caroline Garland or Oliver Langdon in Squirrel, who between them perform across the run of 72 shows. Caroline and Oliver co-founded Kilter Theatre in 2006 to make immersive, collaborative devised performances in interesting places ranging from railways stations to changing cubicles and the back of a postal lorry. They have both performed nationally and internationally, with theatre companies including the National Theatre, Kenny Wax, Tall Stories, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Angel Exit and Lyric Hammersmith.  

Caroline Garland and Oliver Langdon perform alongside a lifelike puppet Squirrel which is the work of Marc Parrett, a puppetry director, puppet maker and theatre maker. Based in Leeds, Marc is the artistic director of gRANDLY Strange Puppet Theatre and was founder and former artistic director of Stuff and Nonsense Theatre. His many credits include Sally Cookson’s We’re Going On A Bearhunt and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Snow Mouse at The Egg. 

Squirrel is produced by The Egg. The show is designed by Anisha Fields, a Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate, who was recipient of the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, resident at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2018-2019 and named as one of The Guardian’s “theatre stars to watch” for 2020. Sound design is by Dinah Mullen and lighting design is by David Treanor.

Squirrel appears at The Egg at the Theatre Royal Bath from Saturday 27th November to Friday 24th December. Tickets are on sale at The Egg on 01225 823 409, the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at




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