Ugg 'n' Ogg and the World's First Dogg logo

Touring from September 2024

Fideri Fidera in association with the registered charity

Video Trailer

A video of the complete show is available on request

The mind-boggling tale of how two Yorkshire hunter-gatherers palled up with the wolves and saved us from doglessness. A hilarious new play for children and their families.

Thousands of years ago in the fresh, sparkling world just after the last Ice Age there were no dogs; there were wolves but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then, luckily for us, along came two young hunter-gatherers Ugg ’n’ Ogg to befriend the wolves Tooth ’n’ Nail and embark on a fun-packed adventure where despite flying meat bones, sabre-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, forest infernos and even a time travelling stick, they finally get to invent our best friend the dog.

A new play for children of all ages and their families inspired by the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into man’s best friend and all the dogs in the world today.

“Outstanding. Theatre Fideri Fidera are not Fringe favourites for nothing. Every aspect of the production is marvellous. From the acting, which is pitched perfectly to the wide-eyed wee ones; to the puppets and puppetry, which are in turn beautifully constructed and wondrously brought to life; via the story itself which is full of heart and smiles.”
Daniel Lentell, Edinburgh 49, 13 Aug 2019

“The two actors who lead the show are family friendly without ever pandering; their little tricks with props delight the whole audience. The set is extremely mobile and creates multiple changes of setting, little song interludes are peppered throughout … Theatre Fideri Fidera are a credit to children’s theatre as they keep a room full of children entertained for an hour.”
New Perspective, 9 Aug 2019

“I’m always on the look out for children’s shows doing something truly different. This play stood out, because it’s about a subject I have literally never seen tackled by a theatre company before – and it looks brilliant.”
Caro Moses, Three Weeks Edinburgh preview

Touring information

Creative Team

Performers Jack Faires and Natasha Granger

Written and directed by Colin Granger

Design and puppets: Marina Kobler

Sound/Lighting design Jack Faires and Natasha Granger

Music Arrangement Jack Faires

Print design


Target Audience: Families and dog lovers of all ages (recommended 3+ but infants and babies are welcome). The play is also suitable for school audiences of pre-school nursery and primary school classes.

Maximum audience: 400.

Duration: 60 minutes including a 10 minute meet the performers and puppets from the show session. There is no interval.

The show can be performed outdoors.

Technical Requirements

Min space 4m wide x 4.5m deep. A full blackout is desirable but not essential.

Get in 90 minutes; get out 45 minutes.

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Marketing / Video

Included in the fee.

  • Dedicated marketing support from Theatre Fideri Fidera’s experienced marketing team with ideas on how to sell the show.
  • A video trailer and three videos sketches starring Ugg ’n’ Ogg, which venues can add to their own websites.
  • Free programme which has two illustrated hunter-gatherer themed games for the children to play after the show.
  • Print: Up to 250 colour flyers and 20 A3 colour posters included in the fee. Additional print can also be supplied at a small additional cost for postage.

Festivals. Libraries, Community, school, rural touring performances

The show is suitable for non-theatre performances and travels with its own lights and sound.

Hunter Gatherer Workshop

An optional drama workshop is available after the performance with creative activities and games inspired by the world of the hunter gatherers and the wolves. The workshop is for a maximum of 25 children aged 4 and over and lasts 40 minutes.

For more information and booking enquiries

Show Info sheet

Ugg 'n' Ogg Mask Making Kit"