We saw Peppa Pig’s Adventure at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre with our little man, Charlie, a huge Peppa Pig fan!
The theatre was jam-packed with hundreds of toddlers all eager to see the show based on the popular children’s TV series.
Sadly, we were sitting far back – nearly touching the ceiling – and it was really annoying that the theatre had run of booster seats. However, we still enjoyed our Peppa Pig experience.
Peppa Pig’s Adventure comes to life
The well-known characters were all brought to life including Peppa and George, Pedro Pony, Suzie Sheep, Gerald Giraffe, as well as Mummy and Daddy Pig.
The one human character, Daisy (as featured in ‘Peppa Pig – My First Cinema Experience’) got the audience singing and clapping along as if we were part of Madame Gazelle’s class.
The people operating the mechanical characters wore black skin suits and really worked hard to make everything come to life.
After Madame Gazelle’s lesson, the characters set off on a school camping trip with Daddy Pig driving the bus across the stage which was really funny. After a quick stop, it wasn’t long before we were learning and singing the infamous Bing Bong Song.
The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter-patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in.
During the muddy puddles song, the audience got sprayed with water which was followed by lots of giggles and screams.
Here are Ginger and Nuts talking about the show.
Q and A with Richard Lewis, Director of Peppa Pig’s Adventure
What can we expect from Peppa’s brand new outing?
Peppa Pig’s Adventure takes us on a camping trip with Peppa and friends led by Madame Gazelle and Daddy Pig. There are lots of stories to be told and songs to sing before they all head off on their exciting adventures – and all the children are invited to come along.
What makes the Peppa Pig live on stage so special for a young audience?
The children and parents who come along to see Peppa live on stage will have been following her adventures through the animated television series. They love to see all the characters and what they get up to. Here they have an added thrill because, there, in front of all their eyes, are their heroes in 3D talking directly to them and inviting them to come on their adventures. When Peppa herself walks on stage the children go absolutely wild with excitement!
Is there some magic to presenting Peppa Pig live on stage?
The magic is already there – the characters are the magic. However, you do have to take into consideration the concentration span of younger children. I make sure that something new happens on stage at least every 9 to 12 seconds: this can be a new character coming on stage, or a new song, or some sort of audience participation. Parents love the characters too and we find that they become just as involved as their children, which makes the whole family experience one that is truly magical. I am lucky in that I was a drama teacher in a past life and that has given me great insight into what appeals to children on the stage.
What’s new to look forward to in this latest adventure?
As well as a new story for audiences to enjoy, all the songs are original and written specifically for our pre-school audience. We are especially excited to have Gerald the Giraffe join us along with Madame Gazelle for the very first time and many more of Peppa’s friends.
Who decides what adventures Peppa will be going on when she takes to the stage?
I am extremely lucky and privileged to have the task of adapting Peppa’s stories for the stage. And two very creative musicians supply all the new musical material, they are called Mani and Matt. They have written 7 new songs for this latest adventure.
Have you any final words for all those excited children who can’t wait to see Peppa live?
We have another great Peppa adventure for children their friends and family. It’s colourful, exciting, joyful and fun for all. But more importantly, Peppa can’t wait to meet you all.