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Peppa Pig and her friends come to life in a stage show
One of the UK's most influential children's cartoon shows, Peppa Pig, has been taken out of animation and developed into a special puppetry stage show Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt, currently entertaining Australian families throughout the country.
The show recently opened at The Arts Centre in Melbourne, running from 29 October - 9 November (various time slots 10.00am, 12.30pm and 4.00pm).
Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt
Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt is filled with boundless energy and enthusiastic puppetry actors. The story follows Peppa Pig, her brother George, her beloved friends (Danny Dog, Zoe Zebra, Pedro Pony) and features Miss Rabbit, Grandad Dog and Pretty Polly Parrot, as they take a journey across mountains, forests, seas and an island, in an adventure to find treasure following a guided map.
Children in the audience dance and stomp their enthusiastic little feet all the way through to performance, with a suitably timed 15 minute interval half way through the show allowing a little refresher for children and families before the show continues.
Favourite parts of the performance would have to be the effective dancing luminous sea creatures during a backout section which really wowed the crowd, and seeing our well known beloved piggy and friends TV character personalities come to life on stage.
I commend the actors on their marvellous job simulating the voices of Peppa Pig and her friends in live performance, particularly the actress playing Peppa; hers is not an easy voice to replicate.
Whilst Peppa Pig and her friends may be considered a popular show for toddlers, my five year old son thoroughly enjoyed the show, and remained up on his feet dancing and singing throughout. His favourite part, he says, "When they found the treasure"! and "The Pirate Ship".
Catch Peppa and her friends in Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt at The Playhouse, The Arts Centre in Melbourne until 9 November. Tickets can be booked here, after which they'll be heading to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Hobart. More details here.
An enjoyable entertaining family production; a great visual set, easy to follow story line, interactive, and just the right length for youngsters. Don't let your kids miss out on this one!
Just like to say that while I appreciate the notification of this but I am rather annoyed (first time feeling this way from weekend notices/ads) because when I go to check out tickets, it's already sold out! Obviously the show ends on 09Nov and the notification only comes out on 04Nov bit too late ins't it? Might as well not advertise it then....? I was annoyed because I spent time reading through it thinking my daughter will love it but to find out at the end it's sold out is disappointing and a waste of time! .... You would think the ad comes out before tickets being sold not at the end of it...?!