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

Heart of Winter

Heart of Winter (ages 3+) is our new Christmas show. We will have the debut at the Watermans theatre in Brentford on the 9th of December. See SHOWS for images and details and check out the promo video here.

(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
  • HEART OF WINTER
  • 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.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK AND NEW CHRISTMAS SHOW

We are working on the relaunch of our classic show  Jack and the Beanstalk that will be touring from the Spring of 2019.

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

 

 

 

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

18th
Mullingar Arts Centre
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

DECEMBER

8th-30th
Watermans, Brentford
Heart of Winter

DECEMBER

15th-17th
The Barn, Banchory
Hansel and Gretel
   
6-11

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 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 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 classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of Lyngo's magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Come and join tiny Tom on his very big adventure! 

 

  • 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
  • JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

REVIEWS

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Sherman Theatre to see the first performance of Tom Thumb, brought to the stage by Lyngo and starring Patrick Lynch. This story tells a tale of a tiny boy called Tom, who overhears his parent’s plan to take the children to the forest and leave them there because of their poverty stricken life. Tom has other ideas though, and he won’t give up on returning home to be with his parents…

I had no idea what to expect from this performance, but I was pleasantly surprised as it unfolded into a magical fairy-tale via Lynch’s beautiful performance. The stage was set with various contraptions and the props were so cleverly created; I particularly adored the use of pulleys, magnets and magical moments of inspiration. These constructions were imaginative and I felt as though I was watching my own children create and play with the various sensory instruments.

The music and lighting added extra sensory elements, and reinforced the magical intimacy created by Lynch. Lynch performs with a childlike manor, offering a gentle and interactive character to the audience. He is mesmerising as Tom, as well as various other characters, and the costume and props allow him to flit between the different characters in order to tell the story.

Lynch also offers a very calm and soothing environment, drawing us into Tom’s world as the story unfolds. I loved how he interacted with the audience and how relaxed the atmosphere felt. With gorgeously simple yet effective special effects (think water, movement, feathers…) this show is a glorious example of imagination and heart.

I implore you to catch this performance! https://kellyallenwriter.com/review-tom-thumb-at-sherman-theatre/

 

COMMENTS

'We were very lucky to be at the performance of 'Tom Thumb' today at the Riverbank, Newbridge. It was absolute magic, incredible well paced and engaging. Kids loved being part of the whole experience. The play a breath of fresh air and to see the use of natural elements on stage is lovely. We will have so much to talk about at bed time tonight and so much to be grateful for when we remember Tom's story. Thank you, please come back soon!' FB

'Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's performance at the Sherman theatre. The props used (snow and water) were great. Highly recommended people to go see the story of Tom thumb' FB

'Brilliant Tom Thumb show from @LyngoTheatre . Amazing storytelling and awesome props. Children's first theatre experience and they loved it! It was absolutely beautiful.' TW

'Visually stunning, creative, engaging and in Ivy’s words ‘an engineering masterpiece’. @LyngoTheatre ‘s Tom Thumb at @arcstockton is amazing! Do yourself a favour and get yourself tickets for the 2.30pm show! Storytelling at its best!' TW

'My 4yr old and I were completely enchanted by this magical children’s theatre performance of Tom Thumb. A one man show set entirely on/in/around a table. Lovely music, really clever and inventive use of minimal, beautifully designed props. Highly recommended' FB


'(...) Genuinely enchanting children’s theatre. This was an intimate, really magical and inventive performance - it succeeded on every level. TW

 

'Just watched Tom Thumb at Tunbridge Wells. Fantastic production with effecrive staging. Really enjoyed this version of the story. My girls thought it was great fun.' FB

'I went to see Tom Thumb at Darwen Library yesterday performed by Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) and Lyngo Theatre - really excellent performance the grandchildren loved it - I definitly recommend this show if it is on near you take the kids / grandkids - well worth it' FB

'Wonderfully magical adaptation & production of Tom Thumb...my 6yr old son was enthralled and really engaged with the dialogue of Patrick Lynch during the 1hr show which seemed much less...We would most definitely go again...highly recommended by a hard to please 6yr old' FB

'I took my two children to see Tom Thumb at the Lighthouse, Poole. Thank you for giving them a fabulous and magical introduction to the theatre. They were spell bound...I enjoyed it too!' FB

 

‘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

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Lyngo Theatre

6 Hilltop Avenue

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Aberdeen 

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