BAFTA award-winning CBeebies TV show to visit Birmingham Repertory Theatre

BAFTA award-winning CBeebies TV show to visit Birmingham Repertory Theatre


The smash-hit ‘In the Night Garden Live’ will be at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre this summer on its first-ever UK tour of theatres. This brand new show will take audiences on a spectacular journey into the magical world of In the Night Garden, as the enchanting characters from the UK’s favourite family show are brought to life on stage from 31 July – 4 August.

‘In The Night Garden Live’ at Birmingham Repertory Theatre also promises a world first, as the Pinky Ponk Air Orb soars over the heads of In the Night Garden Live audiences – the first time an effect like this has been used in theatres anywhere in the UK. This amazing new 2.5 metre long flying Pinky Ponk, uses cutting-edge, patented aerodynamic technology pioneered by the specialist German company, Airstage, who have designed and built similar Air Orbs all over the world, including for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and the Radio City Musical Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York.

Executive Producer Oliver Seadon said: “We’ve toured In the Night Garden Live in our own venue for the last ten years and audiences always felt like they were being transported into the Night Garden. We knew that when we brought the show into theatres for the first time we had to do something magical for our little fans and their families. What better way than to take the Night Garden literally into the auditorium in the form of this incredible flying Pinky Ponk? If the toddlers in the audiences are half as excited as I was about seeing it for the first time, it’s going to be such a special experience.” 

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family. Children’s favourite CBeebies stars – Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends – are all brought beautifully to life in a specially written new story using full-size characters 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 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.

‘In the Night Garden Live’ is written by Helen Eastman (writer of Bing Live) and based on the DHX Media 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 Brands.

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