In the Night Garden, the BAFTA Award-Winning CBeebies Children’s television show is heading out on its first major UK theatre tour with a brand new production which arrives in Norwich on September 11 and 12.
It takes audiences on a spectacular journey into the magical world of one of the UK’s favourite family shows with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage.
Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and their friends are all brought beautifully to life in a specially-written new story using full-size costumes and magical puppets with enchanting music and dancing.
This delightful classic, which premiered in 2010 before becoming a summer entertainment fixture, is a firm favourite with young pre-schoolers and their parents. Seen by over one million people, the critically acclaimed production has established itself as a must-see first theatre experience for young children.
Oliver Seadon, executive producer said: “When we made In the Night Garden Live we never imagined it would run for ten 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.”
The show is written by Helen Eastman (writer of Bing Live) 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 heart-warming and truly magical thing.”