Charlie Muggins has it all - from the very latest toys, football kit and computer games to parents who dote on him. In fact they'll give him anything he wants - anything to keep him quiet, that is (Gulp!)
When the Muggins family move to a new house, however, Charlie demands more room to play outdoors - a sand pit, a slide, a toy castle, a climbing frame, a swing, a see-saw and and and… oh, well, the whole back garden will just have to go…
Meanwhile the inhabitants of the garden are all just trying to get through another day without being eaten (Gulp!) Bluebottle has overheard some terrible news, Gus the Badger is all for fighting, the Snails are willing to help (only it'll take time to get the lads together).
The Goldfish are all of a dither, Wally the Earthworm doesn't know which way to turn, Hedgehog can feel one of his headaches coming on and indecisive old Squirrel is just sitting on the fence. Does Austin the Sunflower have anything to say on the matter...
When Charlie accidentally drops his pocket money into the old well, he has no idea he's supposed to make a wish – until the inhabitants of the garden gleefully make one for him … and Charlie's about to find out what life is really like in his own back garden.
This hour long play for Key Stages 1 & 2 explores a wide variety of themes such as habitats, eco-systems, good citizenship, life cycles and the food chain. Using puppetry, music, song and more than a little audience participation, the cast will take us on a fantastic roller-coaster journey around a world we didn't even know was right on our own doorstep… the world of Charlie's garden.