And they tell a tale …

King Noggin

The Saga of Noggin the Nog …

… is a new play by Third Party Productions, with a little bit of help from Mischievous Theatre. The play is based on the original stories by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate which were shown on the BBC in the 1960s. The original inspiration for the stories came from the Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces, which are still on view in the British Museum. By 1959 Peter and Oliver had written a script and were commissioned by the BBC to make six ten minute films. A number of new stories were created after that and Noggin the Nog continued, on the BBC, into the 1970s. All went quiet for a while (new colour versions were made in 1980) … then along came Loaf who set up The Dragon’s Friendly Society … he organised the reprinting of the Noggin books, which you can still purchase (through the website) and he also issued a number of  DVDs and other Noglike memorabilia, which are similarly on sale. There is also a wonderful website www.nogginthenog.co.uk which has been going for a number of years and tells you all you need to know about the wonderful world of the Nogs.

Third Party and Mischievous Theatre …

Third Party Productions is a UK and International theatre company based in Hastings. The company produces fast paced, physically and visually expressive theatrical events which, with a balance between the dynamic of the story, the skills of the actors and the imagination of the audience, celebrates the subtleties of the text as much in the action as in the language.

Mischievous Theatre is a new theatre company based in Ramsgate, Kent. We make theatre that plays with form ,style and content; we are mischievous but we are also joyous, delightful and surprising, and central to all our work is the belief that theatre can only happen when the world of the audience and the world of the performers meet. We are all in it together.

And together … we have created The Saga of Noggin the Nog, a play that recreates the wonderful world of Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin for the stage in this new piece of theatre for children, families & fans.


In the first tale, Noggin the Nog, builds a ship and makes a journey to the edge of the world, past the black ice where the sea foams and crashes, to meet his bride, Nooka of the Nooks. He must return before six weeks is up or his wicked uncle, Nogbad the Bad, will become King of the Nogs. And in the second tale, Noggin the Nog, accompanied by the brave and mighty ThorNogson and the great green bird Graculus, travels North on a journey of adventure and discovery to battle the fearsome Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Noggin’s wicked uncle, Nogbad the Bad!

Silly Vikings, puppets, projection, live music and a few surprises await you!

Target audience age Families: 5 – 90 years old

Here’s a little taster of the show …

http://vimeo.com/58041191

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2 comments on “And they tell a tale …

  1. georgiegrassom says:

    Wow- we are really looking forward to Noggin coming to the Hazlitt Arts Centre (Maidstone)during half-term (22 Feb). Ohh we don’t want Nogbad the Bad to become King of the Nogs so come along and help us to help Noggin defeat his wicked uncle!!

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