Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. 

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the Lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

VENUE: Friesland Performing Arts Centre
DATE: Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July 2018


Producer: Kristian Cunningham

Director: Katy MacLaughlin

Musical Director: Tom Bond

Choreographer: Kristian Cunningham


Alex: Bailey West

Marty: Daya Khosse

Gloria: Paige Sisson

Melman: Lilia Scattergood

Skipper: Edie Peace

Private: Bridie Mae O’Donnell

Kowalski: Olivia Thomas

Rico: Phillipa Blackman

King Julien: Hana Bendiba

Maurice: Orlagh McAleese

Mort/Passerby: Harrison Ince

Lynn: Elizabeth Bellamy

Leu: Eve Lumley

Lee: Lacey Fletcher

Lars: Ellis Rushton

Zookeeper Zelda/Foosa: Grace Collishaw

Mason/Subway Announcer/Foosa: Chloe Elsom

Candy Hammernose/Foosa: Luiseach McAleese

Old Lady: Tillie Foster

Camerman/Foosa: Isabelle Massie

Newspaper Man: Reina Wafang

Police Officers: Eden Bates-McIntyre & Rene Stanley

Ship’s Captain/Foosa: Emilie Judd

Lemur/Ensemble: Maisie Denney


Stage Manager: Lauren Johnson

Lighting Designer: Matthew Cook

Sound Designer/Engineer: Jordan Stych

Props: Claire Collishaw, Lisa Foster & Tracey Scattergood

Wardrobe: Alison Bond

Make-Up Artist: Emily May Corner

KTYCo Co-Ordinator/Head Chaperone: Shannon O’Donnell

KTYCo Chaperones: Claire Collishaw, Joanne West, Lisa Foster & Shannon O’Donnell

Front of House Manager: Millie Gilks

Box Office: Adrian Perkins

Business Advisor: Alyson Hopcroft

Programme: Kristian Cunningham