Robbie Sherman Explains: The attraction of penguins and other animals

Robbie Sherman doodles penguins

The stars of Love Birds are penguins and parrots. And this isn’t the first musical that Robbie Sherman has written featuring animals. What’s with the anthropomorphism?  Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: “Anthropomorphism” is a long word which roughly means “the attribution of human characteristics into animals.” There should be a slightly longer word (with the same …

Interview: Youngest penguin George Knapper comes of age with a whistle

George Knapper as Puck in Love Birds. © Steve Ullathorne

Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with George Knapper, who plays Love Birds‘ youngest member of the Quack Pack, Puck. Read more about George’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @GeorgeKnapper.    Tell us more about your character, Puck. Puck is the youngest of the penguins. But out of all four of …

Interview: Head penguin Rafe Watts is an EdFringe junkie

Rafe Watts as Parker, head of the penguins barbershop quartet, in Love Birds

As the Love Birds cast tread the boards in front of the Scottish public for the first time today at Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh, we catch up with the ring-leader of our penguin barbershop quartet, Parker (a.k.a. actor Rafe Watts).   Tell us more about your character. Parker is the leader of the “quack pack’. He’s the voice of reason amongst …