Scottish Opera: Pop-up Opera Puffy MacPuffer and the Crabbit Canals

Ross Stenhouse & Aidan Edwards in Puffy MacPuffer & the Crabbit Canals. Scottish Opera 2019. Credit Julie Howden

Puffy MacPuffer and the Crabbit Canals
Music by Marion Christie and Lyrics by Allan Dunn
For children aged 5-8

Follow Puffy the steamboat across the five canals of Scotland – like most families, each one is different: Caledonian is the longest; Crinan the most beautiful; Monklands the hardest-working; Union the fastest; and Forth and Clyde the wisest. Can an ordinary little puffer boat make them see each other’s value – and their own? Puffy MacPuffer and the Crabbit Canals is an educational, exciting, and informative adventure packed with audience interaction and featuring the bravest, boldest little boat you ever did meet!


Scottish Opera’s touring Pop-up Opera team can bring this accessible opera to Lewis and Harris schools on Wed 14th, Thurs 15th or Fri 16th June.  

There is no requirement for technology or staging – the company can perform in any large space.  1 hour set up time is required.  There’s no maximum audience size – they can perform to as many pupils as will comfortably fit in the space. The run time is approx 30 mins.

Contact to arrange a visit to your school.