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The Seagull and The Cat

How Zorba the cat taught a little seagull to fly.

Suitable for All Ages

A seagull manages to escape from an oil slick, only to lay one last egg and with her dying breath ask Zorba, a harbour cat in Hamburg, to promise that he will hatch the egg and teach the chick to fly! How on earth will Zorba manage it? But nothing is impossible when you have good friends, wise enough help you discover your true self at just the right moment, and so… learn to fly.

Pericles Theatre Company’s own adaptation of ”Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseñó a volar” by Chilean-born writer Luis Sepúlveda who died in the first wave of the pandemic, and to whom this production is dedicated.

Directed by Vasile Nedelcu – with original music and songs by David Brett (a founder member of The Flying Pickets) – the award-winning Pericles Theatre Company bring this heartfelt story to life with their special mix of accessibility, diversity and rough theatre.

Winners of Camp Bestival Family Show Award at Brighton Fringe 2015 with their adaptation of Romanian folk tale The Tale of the Pig.


“The performers all display a real enthusiasm for their roles which transfers readily to the audience and is certainly enjoyed by all ages."

Mark Streatfield, Chairman of the Trustees, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival for THE LITTLE MERMAID, 2019

“This performing company are much loved for producing work for children which simultaneously tickles the funny bone of grownups, and this merry adventure draws every age, from babies to octogenarians.”

Remotegoat for THE TALE OF THE PIG, Brighton Fringe 2015

“This show is truly beautiful…Wonderfully creative and imaginative, it makes you laugh and cry along the way. A ‘must see’ that warms the heart and give hope for humanity.”

Paul Wheeler- Director, Have I got News for You for THE TALE OF THE PIG, 2015

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “This is a show you could see twice and observe all kinds of things you missed the first time around. It's rare to see a fairy-tale presented with such a conscious freshness.] (…) Overall this is a beautiful, well-imagined and executed show, that tells an engaging story with skill and no shortage of authentic spirit. Highly recommended for young and older alike.”

Paul Levy - FringeReview for Pericles Theatre Company’s THE NIGHTINGALE, directed by Vasile Nedelcu, 2009

“No tacky tinsel, no pop songs. no cheap jokes, just pure magic (...) Truly enchanting.”

The Observer for Vasile Nedelcu’s production of THE SNOW QUEEN, Brighton Fringe 2005

“This is a show to stimulate young imaginations and show them the beauty, thrill, drama, and wonder of stories. Few productions come as clever and captivating as this."

Derby Telegraph for THE SNOW QUEEN

Director Vasile Nedelcu won Best Family Show, Brighton Fringe 2005, for his production of THE SNOW QUEEN


Theatre, Family, Music

TICKETS: £12/£10

Family Ticket £35

Groups of 10 - 5% discount

FREE for Babes in arms/children under the age of 2 


Mon 29 May @ 2:30pm

Tue 30 May @ 2:30pm 

Wed 31 May @ 2:30pm




The Rotunda Theatre

Regency Square




Director - Vasile Nedelcu

Musical Director and Composer – David Brett

Costume designer - Anca Albani

Translator – Alison Sandford MacKenzie


Pericles Theatre Company

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