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A girl, magic tricks, and a penguin –

what could possibly go wrong?   

Meggie Magicia is a magical show for 5-8 yr. olds, and their families, by North East playwright Wendy Errington.

Meggie is newly moved to the seaside to live with her Gran, separated from her Dad who is working away. Meggie is desperate to fit in and impress the school bully, plus make her magician Dad proud. She sets about practising a magic trick for the Lifeboat Festival’s talent show, with the aid of her toy penguin. But time’s ticking – will she succeed?  

Wendy Errington only started writing at the age of 58. And over the past five years, she has had plays performed at Alphabetti Theatre, Live Theatre, Theatre Space NE, and ARC Stockton Arts Centre. Plus she’s had plays produced by Coracle Productions and Workie Ticket Theatre Company. This is her debut family show.    

The show is produced by Pen Gwyn Productions, who is proud to say that all of the team are from the North East.

Meggie Magicia is directed by Natasha Haws, who has many years’ experience of theatre for young people.

Charlotte Ryder is in the role of Meggie.

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Charlotte Ryder in the role of Meggie

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What audiences have said...

“Heart-warming show, brilliant actor, and engaging” 

“A lovely show, our two smiley children enjoyed joining in” 


“I loved the magic tricks" – Harry aged 4


“In our party we had a grandma, 9yr old, 7yr old and 2yr old – they all enjoyed it very much” 


“Charming family show – with a delightful performance by Charlotte Ryder” 


“Loved it, will be humming the tune all day, very engaging, actor brill”

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