India (2016 – 2018)
Over 200 million people in India live under the poverty line. Access to basic needs is often restricted, and child labour is unfortunately very common. Since 2016, us Penguins have been stepping in with our magical musical theatre productions, to offer a breath of fresh air, creativity, and inspiration to many children whose lives are very tough.
Dates: Wind-Up Penguin has brought three music theatre shows to India – during the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Where? Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tiruvannamalai, and Chennai
What to do? We partner with many extraordinary organisations who work with children from the streets and from the slums, in order to offer our shows to thousands of children each visit. We also get to perform and share music with children in many rural orphanages – an experience such as ours is completely unknown to the children. We always perform our last show to the special needs school in Chennai, one of India’s only high schools where special needs children are taught, humanely and creatively, until the age of 18.