X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry came face-to-face with our colony of Humboldt penguins, but it was his puppet co-stars who caught our birds’ attention! The singer, who was joined by some of his fellow cast members of Madagascar the Musical took time out of their tour to visit DZG ahead of their stop-off at Wolverhampton Grand … Continue reading From Madagascar to DZG!
DZG’s glittering Winter Wonderland grotto has been officially opened by panto stars, Sooty and his right-hand man Richard Cadell. The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto stars cut the ribbon to the magical grotto inside the 11th century Dudley Castle just before we welcomed almost 300 children from the Midlands-based children’s charity, Mad Hatters, for their annual Christmas party. … Continue reading When Sooty met Santa
Blackadder, our bearded dragon, took centre stage at the star-studded launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto. The limelight-loving reptile got a front row seat at the official cast photo shoot as Dudley Zoo is the local partner of the 2018/19 panto Sleeping Beauty, which opens on December 8. Blackadder and our new Outreach Co-ordinator Madeleine … Continue reading Panto role for Blackadder
Actors in a stage comedy about fish factory workers p-p-picked up plenty of tips when they came to feed DZG’s penguin colony. The fish-filleting foursome, who are appearing in Ladies’ Day at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, soon got into character when handling sprats to feed our Humboldt penguins and were given some useful hints … Continue reading Fishy fun
Tonight’s the night when we head to the panto and we’re guaranteed to have a grand time! DZG is once again sponsoring Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime and we’ve extended an invitation to local children’s centres and charitable groups who have supported us over the past year to join us as our guests of honour … Continue reading Tonight’s panto night!
Our Christmas festivities got well underway yesterday when Santa arrived at DZG, welcomed by the baddie of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime, who officially opened his Winter Wonderland grotto. The Bill star, Graham Cole, who played PC Tony Stamp in the long-running show for 25 years and is starring as henchman Fleshcreep in this year’s DZG … Continue reading DZG Christmas gets underway!
The elves are carrying out final checks in Santa’s Winter Wonderland grotto ready for tomorrow and we’re delighted it’s being officially opened by the baddie of this year’s DZG sponsored Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime! The Bill star, Graham Cole, who played PC Tony Stamp in the long-running show for 25 years and is starring as henchman … Continue reading Panto baddie to open grotto!
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve extended our partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the next two years. We’re now their official local pantomime sponsor through to the 2019/2020 season. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the next two Christmas seasons. “The magic of … Continue reading Panto partnership extended
DZG’s giant English rabbit, Otis, was dwarfed by a real giant at the launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s forthcoming Christmas pantomime. The heavyweight bunny took his place in the official colourful cast line-up for this year’s show, Jack and the Beanstalk, alongside our Outreach Co-ordinator, Sally Skinner. The panto, which DZG is sponsoring, opens on … Continue reading Giant dwarfs DZG’s giant!
Panto season is nearly upon us and we helped sprinkle a little DZG animal magic into the launch of Wolverhampton Grand’s Jack and the Beanstalk. As panto partner once again for this year’s festive family show, we welcomed the show’s stars, Gareth Gates, dame Ian Adams and Doreen Tipton to the Castle Hill site yesterday … Continue reading Panto comes to DZG!