THE FARMYARD SHOW
The Farmyard show is a sheepdog and duck show, with a hint of pantomime, performed by ‘Alfie’ the sheepdog, with a little help from his mate David Kennard. It tells the story of the rescue of Jemima, the puddle duck imprisoned in a great castle. Based on a Cinderella theme, we rely on a lot of props, and have a cast, which includes Mary the Fairy pig mother, Felicity the cart sheep (who later becomes a majestic royal sheep pulling a golden carriage) and the heroic but flawed ‘Super-duck’
After a series of hilarious failed rescue attempts, the story reaches its finale when Jemima’s Prince hangs up his crown. This simple action causes the stuffed toy Jemima to shoot into the air and slide down a zip wire, into the ‘Dog and Duck’ pub. The pub doors spring open and Jemima emerges as a real live duck in full Jemima costume.
About David Kennard, he is a North Devon Sheep farmer who has diversified his business in some novel ways. He started sheepdog displays on the farm back in 1998. The shows have become a fixture in the calendar for visitors to North Devon. In 2015 the shows attracted over 7000 visitors.