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Babe The Sheep-Pig set for West Yorkshire Playhouse

Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s much-loved children’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet, Babe and the residents of Hogget’s Farm arrive in the Quarry Theatre from 15th to 18th February as part of a national Tour.

The cast of Babe, The Sheep-Pig. Photographer: Darren Bell.

When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly, and soon discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, the polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?

The cast of actor-musicians features Emma Barclay (You Me Bum Bum Train) as Mrs Hogget, Olivier Award-nominated Nicola Blackman (Little Shop of Horrors and The Lion King, West End) as Fly, Oliver Grant (War Horse, National Theatre) as Babe/Sheep and Ben Ingles (Romeo and Juliet, RSC) as Farmer Hogget. Ben Ingles trained in Yorkshire at Bretton Hall.

Babe, The Sheep-Pig is at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 15th to 18th February. Book online at or call the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.


Samuel Payne
Samuel Payne
Reviewer of Theatre in the North, including releases of classic film and television.

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