Regular readers will know that back in September I was rather excited, the reason … Peppa Pig’s new UK Tour Peppa Pig’s Big Splash was coming soon to my home town and little did I know at that point that we would in fact manage to go and see it.
So we headed out this afternoon to take our 3-year-old for the first time to a theatre and also to finally get to see this show live with one very excited toddler!
About The Show
With the Nursery roof leaking Peppa and her classmates set up a fate to raise some money to fix the school roof. Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep have lots of fun setting up the stalls and to top it off there is even puddle jumping in which Mr Potato judge it and Peppa needs to find her golden boots!
The show itself held my little guys attention from start to finish, with a large majority of the show being interactive for children to sing dance or otherwise. With dancing and singing in abundance I have to say hubs and I both loved how much Joshua loved it.
The 2 parts of this performance were ideal in length for us so just at the verge of full on wiggles (Joshua not hubs) it was interval allowing us to move if needed.
Staging it was a really fabulous backdrop with its brightly colours props and scenery, just as you would expect from Peppa Pig .. although please don’t make the mistake that my husband did when he presumed the characters would be dressed in full on costumes … this show is performed with intricate puppets and the puppeteer/actors are dressed all in black.
We were sat really centrally in the theatre so barely noticed the people after a while, although my friend who was also there was sat directly on a side and struggled a little with seeing more of the people than the characters … although this didn’t affect how much their children loved it so it maybe it was just our theatre or maybe it might be wise to pick your seats centrally if you have a choice.
Talking of picking seats … if you are in the first 5 rows … you are going to get a little damp .. don’t worry not full on wet just the odd sprinkle every now and again…. in fact If I had known this before I would have chosen to sit a little nearer as Joshua LOVED it!
Although we are not regular thatre visitors .. in fact this was a first for Joshua … this show really was fantastic and very well thought out.
All the lovely quirkiness of Peppa Pig brought to life in front of your very eyes with lots of crowd participation should your child want it.
If you are wanting to go and see it there is still some showing, which can be found on the website: Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
Disclaimer: We were given complimentary tickets for the purposes of giving a review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse