Sat, Nov 24- Sun,
Nov 25, Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
BINGSTERS fans will be in their element as Bing and his friends prepare for their first ever tour.
Bing Live! will visit the Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, this weekend for four performances only as part of a major UK tour through to April, 2019.
Join the CBeebies favourites Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they learn how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Bing Live! is produced by Minor Entertainment (In the Night Garden Live) and directed by Will Tuckett, guest principal character artist of the Royal Ballet, whose production of Wind in the Willows won an Olivier Award for best entertainment in 2014.
Bing Live is adapted for the stage by Helen Eastman with costumes and puppet design by Tahra Zafar. As head of costume, hair and make-up for the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies staged in London, 2012, Tahra managed the production of 23,000 costumes for all four ceremonies.
The show will have music by Alex Silverman, sound by Rich Walsh and set design by Samuel Wyer. The cast of Bing Live are Mia Jerome, Michael Magennis, Hayley Murray, Will Palmer, Alice De Warrenne and Nia Walsh. Since its launch on CBeebies, Bing has been a huge ratings hit and is the number one pre-school show on BBC iPlayer.
Celebrating the joyful, messy, reality of pre-school life, Bing finds the big stories in the smallest moments.
The series has won an International Emmy Award in the Kids’ Pre-School category in 2016, a Writer’s Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination for best pre-school series. The animated series, which saw Mark Rylance make his children’s television debut voicing Flop, is produced by Acamar Films.
Andrew Collier, creative director of Minor Entertainment, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing Bing to the stage – we know families throughout the UK love Bing as much as we do, and it’s wonderful to see children’s faces light up when they meet him at the theatre for the first time.”