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.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Paws for Fun at Paw Patrol Live!

The Pups come to Wembley!

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue is based on the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, and has been treating its fans to a live tour, visiting towns and cities across the globe, and allowing hoards of excited children to see their favourite pups in action on the stage.

Plumlet has been a fan of Paw Patrol for some time now, educating me on his extensive knowledge of the character names and their catchphrases at every opportunity, placing pup themed toys on birthday and Christmas lists and watching episodes on repeat whenever he can. So, when I was asked if I would like to attend the show at Wembley, it was a no-brainer. Beastie is also a lover of the Nickelodeon show, so I knew it would be a great treat for the both of them.

To receive such an awesome looking invitation in the post was exciting enough. However, Plumlet took delivery of a box full of amazing goodies - all items of official Paw Patrol Live merchandise, to really get him looking forward to the show!

The merchandise is as bright and colourful as the show itself. Featuring all of the popular characters from the much loved show, every item is officially made and of high quality. From the moment Plumlet lifted his new plush Rubble from the box, he hasn't put him down!

Fast forward a few short weeks and we were on our way to the SSE Wembley Arena to watch Paw Patrol Live on stage! Me, Plumlet, Beastie and her best friend made our way into London with excitement levels through the roof!
On arrival, we received the warmest of welcomes. Security levels were high, but every member of staff present on the day, regardless of their duties, were friendly and accommodating, always finding that extra moment to stop and talk to the children. Staff on the door, floating around the foyer, manning the auditorium doors and serving in the restaurant were all helpful and happy, which was lovely.

The show naturally begins with Ryder, the teacher of the pups and leader of the Paw Patrol, greeting the audience. And then, just as you would expect to hear at a concert fronted by a Platinum selling artist, the arena was filled with screams and cheers as each pup was introduced. Children jumped to their feet as the stage filled with the characters and the widely recognised theme tune blasted from speakers  around the auditorium. It was a lively start to what had promised to be a PAWsome show!
The pups are large in size and just as animated as if they were on the television screen. Controlled by superheroes of the human kind (those costumes looked warm and heavy!) the way they move those pups around the stage is amazing. The voice acting is also expertly performed by these talented 'puppeteers', delivering an exciting, musical experience for their young (and not so young) audience!

"Each show brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. During each performance, which includes two acts and an intermission, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," sharing lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem solving."

With humour, suspense and important life lessons, Paw Patrol Live is the perfect show for any youngster. Audience participation is encouraged and smiling is very much expected, so what's not to love?! My 3 little show companions were all transfixed on the stage from beginning to end!
The show is 90 minutes long which includes a short, 10 minute interval around half way through. We found this to be the perfect length. I was a little concerned that Plumlet (and possibly Beastie!) would possibly struggle to sit through a show that was an hour and a half long. It was Plumlet's first ever live performance and Beastie finds sitting still for 10 minutes at the breakfast table difficult! However, she hardly moved until the end! She even refused to move during the interval, because seconds before the curtains went down on the first half, we were teased with a flash appearance from her favourite character, Everest. She knew she was coming up and insisted she had to stay put in case she missed it! As for Plumlet, I won't lie, he was terrified at the beginning. As we entered the arena, he was completely overwhelmed by the sheer size of the venue, and his nerves meant he stuck to me throughout. By the time we were about 20 minutes into the show, he was thoroughly enjoying himself and was happily joining in with the Ryder initiated chants of "RUFF RUFF" with the rest of the audience. The way he was at the start, I was worried he would spend the entire performance with his hands covering his eyes and his head buried in my shoulder, but he obviously couldn't resist the fun that was coming from the stage and relaxed nice and quickly.

Plumlet and Beastie were already fans of Paw Patrol, but this fantastic show has given them both a whole new appreciation for it and they have talked about it constantly since. As an addition to your show tickets, you can also book a Meet & Greet with the characters for that extra special photo opportunity! The atmosphere was electric, the music was catchy and the performance was top class. We would recommend the show to anyone that is a fan of these adventurous pups - it's definitely one for the 'not to miss' list, and is now on our 'would love to see again' list!

We received a box of Paw Patrol goodies and a complimentary ticket to the show. No other payment was received for writing this post and all words and opinions are our own.