BAFTA-winning Cbeebies duo SARAH & DUCK head to Edinburgh Fringe

MEI Theatrical in association with Polka Theatre



The BAFTA-winning CBeebies duo live on stage at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

At the Underbelly Med Quad from Wednesday 2 to Sunday 20 August

The enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe this Summer.

Featuring a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA Award-winning show, embarking on a brand new adventure, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will play at the Underbelly Med Quad from Wednesday 2 to Sunday 20 August. The production first premiered at London’s Polka Theatre in April.

Join Sarah and Duck, along with all their favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, John and Flamingo and Umbrella, as they plan a circus-themed birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. But when the weather turns windy and the big top is blown away, will Sarah and Duck be able to save the day? Told through a fantastic blend of inventive puppetry, charming storytelling and toe-tapping music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take families and children on a magical theatrical adventure.

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday features all the familiar voices from the CBeebies series, includingRoger Allam as the Narrator and Lesley Nicol as Scarf Lady.

Following the gentle adventures of a wide-eyed, 7-year-old girl and her feathered best friend, Sarah & Duck has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, winning a BAFTA for ‘Best Pre-School Animation’ in 2014 and regularly appearing in CBeebies’ Top Ten programmes for viewers aged 4-15. Now in its third series, it is shown in over 100 counties around the world.

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday is written by Polka Theatre’s artistic director Peter Glanville andSarah & Duck co-creator Sarah Gomes Harris. It is directed by Roman Stefanski with set and puppet design by Laura McEwen. It is presented by MEI Theatrical in association with Polka Theatre. Sarah & Duck is a Karrot Entertainment production for CBeebies UK and BBC Worldwide.

Recommended for children aged 2-6.

Durration: 55 minutes


“Youngsters will delight in the visual spectacle”

OK! Magazine

“Kids’ll go quackers”

Daily Mirror



Twitter: @Sarah_and_Duck





Dates: Wednesday 2 – Sunday 20 August 2017


Address: Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Performances: Daily at 11.10am (except 14 Aug)

Tickets: Previews (2-4 Aug) £8, Regular £11/£12, Conc £9.50/£10.50

Box Office: / 03333 444 167