Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom LIVE 2015

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With two toddlers at home, we regularly watch the usual toddler-friends television shows and channels. I will be honest and say, I rarely enjoy them. But, one programme that I always do seem to enjoy watching is Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom. In fact, we ALL love the show so you can imagine my delight when I received the press release and review tickets for the upcoming tour of Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom LIVE!

The show is from the creators of the Peppa Pig Live shows and as you will be aware, we LOVED seeing that particular show live too. There really is for me, nothing like being entertained at the theatre, taking in the live, magic performance and becoming immersed in the fabulous atmosphere that live entertainment brings. I love the theatre!

You may recall that the show has in act toured previously, back in 2011. Well it’s bigger and better and coming to a theatre near you (hopefully!) between March and September 2015.

As its back, the hugely popular Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom theatre production is a BAFTA award-winning TV animation, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom comes from the makers of Peppa Pig and was produced for the stage by top children’s theatre producers Fiery Light Productions whose growing stable of work – which includes the stage adaptions of Peppa Pig and Octonauts – has now been seen by millions of children across the UK over recent years.

Currently a top favourite show for pre-schoolers, this charmingly magical animation airs on Nick Jr and on 5’s Milkshake. Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is co-owned by animation studio Astley Baker Davies (creators of Peppa Pig) and has been a hit with audiences and critics alike. The series won a BAFTA award for Best Pre-School Animation in 2009 and a British Animation Award for Best Pre-School Series in 2012.

The Little Kingdom, where everyone is very, very small and the home to Princess Holly and her best friend Ben Elf. Holly is a young fairy princess who is still learning how to do magic properly and sometimes her spells don’t work out quite right. Ben is an Elf. Elves don’t do magic but they are very good at making things. Ben doesn’t have wings like Holly but he flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. In this exciting new musical adventure, Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston clean up his messy cave; they go on a trip to The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum; and still have time to plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood.

The packed show is full of games, songs and laughter, this is an enchanting and magical visit to the Little Kingdom, live on stage for the very first time. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.
Richard Lewis, who has adapted the TV animation for the stage and also directs, said, “We knew from the early screenings of Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom that the TV animation was destined to become a children’s classic and would translate well to the stage. The magical world of the Little Kingdom is a safe place for young children to learn about family values, respect, loyalty and most importantly how to have fun!

Just look at these wonderful shots from the last Ben & Holly Live Tour!

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Below are the dates announced for the tour! Contact your local theatre or visit the Ben & Holly Live website for further details. You can also follow the show on Twitter @benandhollylive

TOUR DETAILS

THURS 26 – SUN 29 MARCH​​​
ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
Thurs 26 at 4 pm​​​​​www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Fri 27 at 1 & 4 pm
Sat 28 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm
Sun 29 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 1 – THURS 2 APRIL​​​
HACKNEY EMPIRE
Wed 1 & Thurs 2 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.hackneyempire.co.uk

SAT 4 – SUN 5 APRIL​​​​
DERNGATE THEATRE, NORTHAMPTON
Sat 4 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​​www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Sun 5 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 8 – THURS 9 APRIL​​​
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
Wed 8 & Thurs 9 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

SAT 11 – SUN 12 APRIL​​​​
CONCERT HALL, CROYDON
Sat 11 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.fairfield.co.uk
Sun 12 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 14 – WED 15 APRIL​​​
ASSEMBLY HALL, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Tues 14 & Wed 15 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

SAT 18 – SUN 19 APRIL​​​​
THE GROVE THEATRE, DUNSTABLE
Sat 18 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.grovetheatre.co.uk
Sun 19 at 10 am & 1 pm​

WED 22 – THURS 23 APRIL​​​
THE HEXAGON, READING
Wed 22 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.readingarts.com/thehexagon
Thurs 23 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 25 – SUN 26 APRIL​​​​
FLORAL PAVILION, NEW BRIGHTON
Sat 25 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.floralpavilion.co.uk
Sun 26 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 29 – THURS 30 APRIL​​​
THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY
Wed 29 & Thurs 30 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.hawth.co.uk

FRI 1 – SAT 2 MAY
​​​​KING’S THEATRE, SOUTHSEA
Fri 1 at 4 pm​​​​​www.kings-southsea.com
Sat 2 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

WED 6 – THURS 7 MAY​​​​
CORK OPERA HOUSE
Wed 6 & Thurs 7 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.corkoperahouse.ie

SAT 9 – SUN 10 MAY​​​​
OLYMPIA THEATRE, DUBLIN
Sat 9 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​​www.olympia.ie
Sun 10 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 13 – THURS 14 MAY
​​​THEATRE AT THE MILL, NEWTOWNABBEY
Wed 13 & Thurs 14 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.theatreatthemill.com

SAT 16 – SUN 17 MAY​​​​
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, BELFAST
Sat 16 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.goh.co.uk
Sun 17 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 19 – WED 20 MAY​​​
THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
Tues 19 at 4 pm​​​​​www.trch.co.uk
Wed 20 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

SAT 23 – SUN 24 MAY
​​​​RICHMOND THEATRE
Sat 23 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.atgtickets.com/richmond
Sun 24 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 27 – THURS 28 MAY​​​
PRINCES HALL, ALDERSHOT
Wed 27 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.princeshall.com
Thurs 28 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 30 – SUN 31 MAY​​​​
WATFORD COLOSSEUM
Sat 30 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk
Sun 31 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 3 – THURS 4 JUNE​​​
GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA
Wed 3 & Thurs 4 at 1 & 4 pm​​​swanseagrand.co.uk

SAT 6 – SUN 7 JUNE​​​​
BECK THEATRE, HAYES
Sat 6 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​​www.becktheatre.org.uk
Sun 7 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 10 – THURS 11 JUNE​​​
G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Wed 10 & Thurs 11 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.glive.co.uk

SAT 13 – SUN 14 JUNE
​​​​VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
Sat 13 at 4 pm​​​​​www.venuecymru.co.uk
Sun 14 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

WED 17 – THURS 18 JUNE​​​
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
Wed 17 & Thurs 18 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.atgtickets.com

SAT 20 – SUN 21 JUNE​​​​
THE PLAYHOUSE, WESTON-SUPER-MARE
Sat 20 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/theplayhouse
Sun 21 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 25 – THURS 25 JUNE​​​
STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE
Wed 24 & Thurs 25 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

SAT 27 – SUN 28 JUNE​​​​
CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
Sat 27 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.cornex.co.uk
Sun 28 at 10 am & 1 pm​​​

WED 8 – THURS 9 JULY​​​​
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
Wed 8 & Thurs 9 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

SAT 11 – SUN 12 JULY​​​​
KING’S THEATRE, EDINBURGH
Sat 11 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.edtheatres.co.uk
Sun 12 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 15 – THURS 16 JULY​​​
KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW
Wed 15 & Thurs 16 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.atgtickets.com

SAT 18 – SUN 19 JULY​​​​
FORUM THEATRE, BILLINGHAM
Sat 18 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk
Sun 19 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 22 – THURS 23 JULY​​​
VICTORIA THEATRE, HALIFAX
Wed 22 & Thurs 22 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

SAT 25 – SUN 26 JULY​​​​
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
Sat 25 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.atgtickets.com
Sun 26 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 29 – THURS 30 JULY​​​
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
Wed 29 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.marlowetheatre.com

SAT 1 – SUN 2 AUGUST
​​​OPERA HOUSE, MANCHESTER
Sat 1 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​​www.atgtickets.com
Sun 2 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 4 – WED 5 AUGUST​​​
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
Tues 4 at 4 pm​​​​​www.atgtickets.com
Wed 5 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

FRI 7 – SAT 8 AUGUST
​​​​THE WOODVILLE, GRAVESEND
Fri 7 at 4 pm​​​​​www.thewoodville.co.uk
Sat 8 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

TUES 11 – WED 12 AUGUST​​​NEW THEATRE, WIMBLEDON
Tues 11 at 4 pm​​​​​www.atgtickets.com
Wed 12 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

SAT 15 – SUN 16 AUGUST​​​
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Sat 15 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​www.atgtickets.com
Sun 16 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 19 – THURS 20 AUGUST​​​
DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL
Wed 19 & Thurs 20 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.dlwp.com

FRI 21 – SAT 22 AUGUST​​​
HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO
Fri 21 at 4 pm​​​​​www.hallforcornwall.org.uk
Sat 22 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

WED 26 – THURS 27 AUGUST
​​​BRISTOL HIPPODROME
Wed 26 & Thurs 27 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.atgtickets.com

WED 2 – THURS 3 SEPTEMBER​​​
CIVIC HALL, BROXBOURNE
Wed 2 & Thurs 3 at 1 & 4 pm​​​www.broxbourne.gov.uk

SAT 5 – SUN 6 SEPTEMBER​​​
WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON
Sat 5 at 1 & 4 pm​​​​​www.wyverntheatre.org.uk
Sun 6 at 10 am & 1 pm

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