The true story of two male penguins in New York’s Central Park Zoo will come to life in a new show for children at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre.

Inspired by a report in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide, Penguins tells the story of Roy and Silo, two male Chinstrap penguins who just like the other penguins at Central Park Zoo, walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real.

Penguins is a captivating mix of dance, music, and storytelling for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family.

The Production is a Co-Production between Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Cahoots NI and Swindon’s only Professional Theatre Company, Prime Theatre. It is being directed by award winning Children’s theatre director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney and choreographed by critically acclaimed Carlos Pons Guerra.

Prime Theatre who are celebrating their 30th Birthday this year are thrilled with the production. Mark Powell, Artistic Director said ‘We are incredibly proud to be working on this important, unique theatre piece for families and young audiences. Being able to combine dance and theatre means many of our young people will be introduced to a new type of production’.

The production which has received funding from Arts Council England will be touring, England, Northern Ireland and the Ireland throughout February, March, April and May.

Prime Theatre are particularly excited that the production will be taking place in Swindon at the Wyvern Theatre April 23 and 24. Tickets are already on sale via