Wind-Up Penguin is a troupe of professional musicians and actors , all with first hand experience of how the arts can transform lives.
We perform original music and theatre shows in refugee camps, orphanages, slums, hospitals, and rural communities in countries of high child poverty and large numbers of refugees.
As a collaboration of musicians and actors, we know first hand how powerful the arts can be for the emotional and social development of young children, especially those living in particularly difficult circumstances such as refugees or asylum seekers, those who are vulnerable and/or those living in poverty. We believe that once a quality piece of theatre is seen by a child, it's never forgotten and a single creative experience can inspire a child for a lifetime.
Through our work, we can bring performance, creativity and laughter to those children who many not have access to it but so deservedly need it.
Since our inception, we have reached over 51,000 through over 500 performances in 19 countries.
Every year Wind-Up Penguin organises at six international performance projects. It's performers are some of the best young musicians, actors and dancers that London can offer, with a large majority coming from top London conservatoires. Through this we bring professional standard, originally devised piece of children's theatre where the story is told wordlessly through music and physical communication.