Babe, the sheep pig by dick king-smith

BABE, The Sheep Pig

by Dick King-Smith 


Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Performed by British Open-air theatre Company Illyria

 Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair - and everyone knows what unfortunate fate awaits piglets on a farm. Adopted by Fly the sheepdog, Babe develops his own methods of herding sheep using politeness instead of barking orders, and even saves the flock from being stolen by sheep rustlers. But Farmer Hogget is a hard man to please. So when Babe is entered for the county sheep dog trials he is going to need Fly's help, all his wits, and as much politeness as he can muster if he is going to get the sheep to co-operate, win the trials, and save his bacon.

Dick King-Smith's heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and determination is vividly brought to life by the same creative team behind Illyria's sensational record-breaking 2012 production of The Twits. It is suitable for all ages 5+.


4 September 18.00 Raadhuis de Paauw, Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 CP Wassenaar € 5,00 - € 35,00* UNFORTUNATELY  4 SEPTEMBER SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!
7 September 14.00 Raadhuis de Paauw, Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 CP Wassenaar € 5,00 - € 35,00*
8 September 14.00 Schovenhorst Estate, Garderenseweg 93, 3881 GK Putten (Veluwe) € 10,00 - € 17,50* 

* Please note Airline Style Ticketing, so the earlier you book, the cheaper it is...

5 September 18.00 Kievietschool Wassenaar (closed performance for parents and children Kievietschool and Bloemcampschool) Tickets can be bought online in de STET Ticketshop under KIEVIETSCHOOL


Online  in STET Ticketshop or T 06 300 500 18 


British Open Air Theatre Company Illyria has been bringing top quality entertainment since 1991 to local and international audiences for well over two decades, so it’s time to pack a picnic and sit back and enjoy as they return their attentions to an all time children's favourite: Babe, The Sheep Pig!

For 3 consecutive summers Illyria has been the only open-air touring company granted permission to perform Roald Dahl adaptations by the Dahl estate. In 2013 Illyria turns to Dick King-Smith's glorious classic.
Children as from 5 + and their families will have a fabulous time all together. 

Some Audience Comments:
Completely brilliant production ...

Most enjoyable and brilliantly inventive. My two kids loved it also. Will keep a watch out for your next performances ... friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance .... All the performers were amazingly talented and energetic..

It was great fun and put a smile on everyone's face...

For the 2012 reviews, click here...

All locations open two hours prior for picnics in the open-air. So get out your hampers and rugs and have a lovely time with family and friends.
All locations offer food (snacks) and drinks on site.

Normal facilities are available.

Please Note
Bad weather does not stop the performance! Dress accordingly and remember it can be chilly in September. There is no cover for the audiences.
Some venues have free seats available and at others you can rent a seat upon arrival or alternatively take your own.

The locations do not take any responsibility for the weather, blame it on the gods.....

We wish you a wonderful performance!!!