Orville’s back for more!

We had a special visitor yesterday – young Orville the non-flying duck, who called in to talk about his upcoming panto role.

He came with his friend, Keith Harris, who is also appearing in Jack and The Beanstalk at The Grand Theatre, in Wolverhampton.


Team Leader Birds Section, Kellie Piper, introduces a bird of prey to Keith and Orville.

DZG is sponsoring the dress rehearsal on December 7 and we’ve given away hundreds of free tickets to join us for funtime. dzg_panto_keith30_2  

Keith and Orville pop in on Santa’s Grotto.

Orville and Keith had a wander round the site meeting their favourite animals during their private visit and told staff how excited they are about next Friday evening.    Just three days to go!   dzg_panto_keith30_2  

Presenter Becky Iwahashi gives Keith a good luck kiss beneath the mistletoe.

Jack and The Beanstalk 

DZG’s Jack and The Beanstalk-themed Santa’s Grotto runs from December 5 to Christmas Eve and there’s lots to explore . . . take a magical train ride past some of the world’s rarest animals and join our special Christmas show – don’t forget to see Santa’s very own reindeer in their enclosure right alongside our vintage chairlift!

For more details or to book tickets please call 0844 474 2272 or download a leaflet here.

Jack and The Beanstalk at The Grand runs from December 8 to January 20. For more details visit www.grandtheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01902 429212.