The Night Queen

The Night Queen  is an exciting and enchanting music theatre play for 6-12 year-olds  inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute and created by Birmingham-based Hoopla Productions in association with The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. We have produced and toured it in 2011 and 2013. Please explore this site for more information and for activities around the play. Please go to for more about the company.

The Night Queen extract - The Dragon AttacksYou can see other short video extracts from Hoopla on YouTube or at our Vimeo page.

And here’s a little tune to get you in the mood: Feathery Fun. Or listen to this Forest Threat to hear what scares Pamina in the forest. You can also take a look at some photos of the show – they really are fab!

The Night Queen first opened at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in May 2011 and ran for 2 weeks, taking in both family and school performances. This was followed by a short but successful tour. The play received good reviews and great audience feedback (97% positive) – thank you to all of you!

We then remounted the play as part of The Night Queen Returns with some changes and additional education work around the play, once again in the fabulous Belgrade B2 space. We also took the play to Tamworth Assembly Rooms, where we worked with the Art Team on a range of participation activities around the production.

Our latest play is Three Witches, which opened at the Belgrade in October 2013. For more details go to our main site:

For more details about the play or about Hoopla’s work in general, please contact Philip Monks at

Hoopla Theatre's The Night Queen

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Pamina & Popinjay Say Hello

The dragon is not the only creature in the woods. Here is a glimpse of Popinjay, that mischievous bird:

Hi there, can I be your friend?

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