The Detective Dog for Libraries!

Join us as we bring to life Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie’s well-loved story, The Detective Dog, the perfect treat for families this summer. 

Whether it’s finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, Nell’s ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. So when the books at her owner Peter’s school have disappeared one morning, Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!  

Featuring captivating puppetry, surprising smells and toe-tapping live music, this unique and engaging theatrical experience celebrates libraries, books and the magic of reading. Suitable for ages 3+


Keep you eyes peeled for updates on which libraries we’re touring to this Summer, announcement coming soon!

Creative Team

Written by Julia Donaldson and Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Adapted and Produced by Tessa Bide Productions
Directed by Peta Maurice
Designed by Katie Sykes
Composed by Jack Drewry
Puppet Design by Jess Jones
Performed by Tessa Bide and Mary Johnson