I was lucky enough to run a competition a while back for tickets and I was also lucky enough to have been offered a family ticket myself so as Dartford is out local theatre we booked to see the show on Sunday.

Ben and Holly Little Kingdom

I still don’t tell the girls too much in advance as they haven’t got the notion of time yet and would constantly keep on asking if we’re going. We’ve been to a couple of birthday parties recently of children in their class celebrating their 5th birthdays, the girls are already talking about thier party and it’s not til July! See what I’m saying?

Anyway I picked the 1pm performance and we arrived well on time to p;ick up our tickets and spend a very quick £20.00 at the souvenir desk. Holly crowns and wands and these sticks with three tubes at the top that when turned on whizz round like an electronic kaleidoscope – they love ’em!

I also treated them to a £5.00 brochure which had lots of games and colouring in to do.

I won’t ruin the story but it’s great and the girls sat gripped all the way through. I just get pleasure watching their little faces light up and seeing them interact with the show.

“Over there!’ pointing with their fingers trying to help out.

If you’d like to go check out the dates below and find the theatre closest to you, I would thoroughly recommend it as my twins loved it

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom tour dates UK

FRI 26 – SUN 28 OCTOBER                THE ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
Fri 26 at 4 pm                                           www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Sat 27 at 1 & 4 pm
Sun 28 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 31 OCT – THURS 1 NOVEMBER        NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Wed 31 at 1 & 4 pm                www.atgtickets.com
Thurs 1 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 3 – SUN 4 NOVEMBER            THE ANVIL, BASINGSTOKE
Sat 3 at 1 & 4 pm                    www.anvilarts.org.uk
Sun 4 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 7 – THURS 8 NOVEMBER            YORK BARBICAN
Wed 7 at 1 & 4 pm                                        www.yorkbarbican.co.uk
Thurs 8 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 10 – SUN 11 NOVEMBER            PRINCES HALL, ALDERSHOT
Sat 10 at 1 & 4 pm                                   www.princeshall.com
Sun 11 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 14 – THURS 15 NOVEMBER            PAVILION THEATRE, WORTHING
Wed 14 at 1 & 4 pm                                         www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Thurs 15 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 17 – SUN 18 NOVEMBER            THE GROVE, DUNSTABLE
Sat 17 at 4 pm                                          www.grovetheatre.co.uk
Sun 18 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

For more information please go to Ben and Holly live

 

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

We had the pleasure of going to going to see Peppa Pig’s Theatre tour back in February and the girls LOVED it. They came home with souvenirs, big smiles but more importantly a memory, a memory of going to the theatre and joining in the ‘He’s Behind You’ and all the fabulous parts a real live tour can offer children.

I’ve just found out Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom are going to be touring the UK as of the autumn and knowing how much my girls love the cartoon I just know they’d love to go along to the theatre show too. What’s more the opening date is at The Dartford Orchard Theatre on 26th October which is my closest option too, you can find all of the theatres and tour dates online.

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

The series won a BAFTA award for Best Pre-School Animation in 2009 and a British Animation Award for Best Pre-School Series in 2012.

The Little Kingdom – where everyone is very, very small – is home to Princess Holly and her best friend Ben Elf. Holly is a young fairy princess who is still learning how to do magic properly and sometimes her spells don’t work out quite right. Ben is an Elf. Elves don’t do magic but they are very good at making things. Ben doesn’t have wings like Holly but he flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird.

In this exciting new musical adventure, Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston clean up his messy cave; they go on a trip to The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum; and still have time toplan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood.

You may remember we recently reviewed the Little Magical Kingdom if you’re interested, check out the dates and book up now Here’s a little info from behind the scenes….

Richard Lewis has adapted the TV animation for the stage and also directs. He also adapted and directed the two highly popular Peppa Pig theatre tours (2009 – 2011 and the current tour 2011 – 2012, both of which had sell-out West End Christmas runs at the Criterion Theatre) and the two LazyTown Live! tours (2007 – 2009).

The composer is the highly talented Mani Svavarsson. He was also part of the creative team on the two Peppa Pig stage tours.

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom is produced by Fiery Angel and Limelight Productions (Fiery Light Productions) who also produced LazyTown Live!, Roald Dahl’s The BFG and the two Peppa Pig stage tours, Peppa Pig’s Party and Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt.

ben and holly little kingdom