Celebrating its 14th Birthday, the smash-hit In the Night Garden Live returns to the stage in 2023 with a fourth major tour of UK theatres, arriving at Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday 8 May – Wednesday 10 May.
As the UK’s favourite family show with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage, 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 story - Igglepiggle’s Busy Day - 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 1.2 million people, the critically acclaimed production has established itself as a must-see first theatre experience for young children.
The 2023 tour will also feature the amazing flying Pinky Ponk, which 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. The 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.
In the Night Garden Live is written by Helen Eastman (writer of Bing Live) and based on the Wildbrain 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 Wildbrain.