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.