Pigs in a Canoe and Other Watery Stories

Audiences will meet McTavish an adorable pig and his six piglet friends, the Greedy Frog, shadowy creatures from the deep, and other watery puppet characters.  Hilarious stories, historical anecdotes, fascinating facts, interactive songs, sayings and axioms explore humankind’s intricate relationship with water. Told with a variety of unique puppets this show will inspire both thinking and laughing.

  • Recommended maximum 150 – 200  people
  • Ideal for grades k‐ 6, or families ages 4 and up
  • Running time: 50 minutes plus Q&A
  • Performance area 18 x 16 feet, indoors, power required
  • Great for schools, community events and festivals
  • Includes this online study guide: Pigs in a Canoe Study Guide activities to enrich the learning experience
  • Pigs in a Canoe curriculum connections such as art, drama, music, social studies, language arts and science
  • 90 minute set up and 60 minute strike.  Click for Technical Rider for full details.

“It was amazing how the show touched on so many areas in the curriculum, from social studies to science, music and language arts, and the students were engaged the whole time!” – Barb (teacher)


The Greedy Frog – Mini Show + Workshop!

Originally an Australian folktale, about a frog who swallowed all the water in the world, The Greedy Frog is given a modern overtone with found object puppets and modern water issues. A child holds the key to the padlock though and saves the world!   Participatory performance followed by a workshop to make your own Greedy Frog puppet!

  • Ages 4 and up, maximum 30 people
  • Performance area 5 x 5  feet, indoors or outdoors
  • Show 20 minutes + Workshop 60 minutes

Use our online form to book a show or contact  admin@wppuppet.com or 403.228.3373.


> Check out Pigs in a Canoe and Other Watery IN THE NEWS


Puppet show offering education
Okotoks: Calgary company addresses water issues in a playful light
by Tammy Rollie, Okotoks Western Wheel, November 25, 2015

Calgary puppeteers hope to heighten the imaginations of children and adults alike with humourous stories, historical anecdotes and fascinating songs this week. > read more


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