Devonshire Park Theatre

Saturday 9 July, 3pm & 7pm

Calling all nature lovers, improv comedy and physical theatre lovers and carers for our planet – see the magic of David Attenborough re-imagined!  Award-winning*, five-star family theatre show Attenborough and His Animals comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, 9 July from Clownfish Theatre for one-day only!

Following sell-out runs at Edinburgh and Adelaide Festival Fringe and a world tour in 2019, Attenborough and His Animals now tours the UK.

When the man himself doesn’t show up for a live appearance with real animal guests, an urgent plan B is called for… What follows is a 70-minute marathon of hilarious improvisation as two virtuosic clowns bring the largest range of animals you will ever see onstage to life in vivid detail, while one of them also commentates as Attenborough! This two-person, physical theatre show is packed with laughs, animal impressions and highlights from David Attenborough’s documentaries. It’s funny and entertaining theatre for the whole family to enjoy, and with an underlying reminder of the need to take care of our planet.

The show’s creators and performers, Jonathan Tilley and Jess Clough-MacRae met at world renowned physical theatre school École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and discovered their shared love of David Attenborough’s documentaries. This spark of enthusiasm grew into a show featuring a massive range of moments from the documentaries, brought to life to vivid and hilarious effect by the duo.

A blue whale swims through the depths. Racer snakes pursue an iguana across the desert. Two hapless fools recreate wonderful scenes of the natural world.

Catch this award-winning, five-star show for an epic display of clowning, physical theatre and the largest range of animals you will ever imagine on stage!


Recommended for all ages from 6 up so gather the whole family for a laughter-inducing trip to the theatre like no other, with Attenborough and His Animals at the Devonshire Park Theatre, 9th July. Performances 3pm and 7pm. Adult tickets £17 – £20, Under 16’s £10, Under 25s £15, Concessions apply. Book at or call Box Office on 01323 412000. Visit the website for trailers and further information.