In The Night Garden to take centre stage at The Rep as part of first indoor theatre tour - The Solihull Observer

In The Night Garden to take centre stage at The Rep as part of first indoor theatre tour

Solihull Editorial 18th Sep, 2018   0

IGGLE Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy are getting ready to make their way to The Rep for the first time next year.

The live version of the CBeebies TV show going on a theatre tour rather than being staged in outdoor venues and will be in Birmingham from July 31 to August 4.

Families are invited to journey into the magical world of In the Night Garden as their favourite characters are brought to life in a specially-written new story.

It features full-size costumes and magical puppets with lots of music and dancing.

Oliver Seadon, Executive Producer said: “When we made In the Night Garden Live we never imagined it would run for 10 years and that over a million visitors would come to see it.

“It’s incredibly exciting now to be making a brand-new show and taking it into theatres all over the country.

“This will be the first time that audiences get to see In the Night Garden Live in their local theatre.”

In the Night Garden Live is written by Helen Eastman and based on the Ragdoll television series created by Andrew Davenport. Directed by acclaimed Royal Ballet choreographer and director Will Tuckett, the show is produced by Minor Entertainment under licence from DHX Media.

Director Will Tuckett said: “Children know these characters so well, much better than we ever might think.

“They see them as proper friends- when they appear on stage live they are seeing friends liberated from the television or tablet.

“They are there, waving at them. Taking your child to see them live on stage is an extraordinary experience – it’s a genuinely heartwarming and truly magical thing and makes me love my job as much as I do.”

Presale tickets are available from October 16 by registering at by 1pm on October 5 and general tickets go on sale on October 17.

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