My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom LIVE!!!

Ben & Holly bring their Little Kingdom to the Live Stage for the first time ever!

The makers of Peppa Pig present their NEW UK Tour for 2012/2013!

Tour dates for 2012 Announced, opening on 26th October, 2012, at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford!

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom is a huge favourite in the Munchkin Patch. With the adventures they all embark upon and the tricky situations the characters expose themselves to, we think this is going to be a magical show!

From the makers of Peppa Pig and the producers of the two hugely successful Peppa Pig theatre tours comes the first ever stage version of the BAFTA award-winning TV animation, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom. This brand new UK tour opens at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford on 26 October, 2012, at the start of an extensive UK tour, booking through until summer 2013.

Currently a top favourite show for pre-schoolers, this charmingly magical animation airs on Nick Jr (since April 2009) and on 5’s Milkshake (since April 2010). Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is co-owned by animation studio Astley Baker Davies and has been a hit with audiences and critics alike. 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 to plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood.

Packed full of games, songs and laughter, this is an enchanting and magical visit to the Little Kingdom, live on stage for the very first time. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.

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.

Cast and other creative team members to be announced in due course.

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

Tour Details

FRI 26 – SUN 28 OCTOBER, 2012
Fri 26 at 4 pm
Sat 27 at 1 & 4 pm
Sun 28 at 10 am & 1 pm

Wed 31 at 1 & 4 pm
Thurs 1 at 10 am & 1 pm

Sat 3 at 1 & 4 pm 
Sun 4 at 10 am & 1 pm

Wed 7 at 1 & 4 pm 
Thurs 8 at 10 am & 1 pm

Sat 10 at 1 & 4 pm
Sun 11 at 10 am & 1 pm

Wed 14 at 1 & 4 pm
Thurs 15 at 10 am & 1 pm

Sat 17 at 4 pm
Sun 18 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

Watch this space for further details!

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