“Bong Bing Boo, Bing Bong Bing, Bing Bong, Bingly Bungly Boo.” We we start our day singing along to Peppa Pig. Meal times are a careful negotiation of sharing one spoon for Peppa and one spoon for baby. Of course nap time is not complete without Peppa and George getting into the cot first. Muddy puddles are apparently no longer things to avoid- out little man runs straight for them shouting “muddy cuddles.” Peppa Pig has celebrity status in our house. So imagine how excited we were, when we heard Peppa Pig is coming to town.
Peppa Pig – My First Concert is a fun and interactive introduction to a live orchestra that will take Peppa Pig fans on a magical musical journey when it heads on tour in the UK from February to May 2020. This unmissable production is based on Entertainment One’s popular animated television series and gives children a chance to experience their first concert in a way that is truly meaningful to them. Specially designed for the youngest audience members, this allows them, together with Peppa, to discover an orchestra for the first time.
Children and their families can sing and dance along with Peppa to her favourite songs, watch as Daddy Pig learns how to conduct an orchestra (and all the mishaps and mayhem that that involves!), explore all the different sounds that the many instruments make, and get a chance to enjoy familiar Peppa tunes as well as discovering some exciting orchestral pieces – all selected to be perfect for little ones, to capture their imagination and introduce them to a whole new world of music.
There’s no better way to give children their first concert experience than with a much-loved children’s character – and characters don’t get much more well-loved than Peppa herself.
Flautist and children’s concert specialist, Jane Mitchell, has been heavily involved in the creation of this union between children’s entertainment and live orchestra. As Creative Director and principal flautist of critically acclaimed British chamber orchestra Aurora, Jane is incredibly well respected in the world of classical music; but in this new production, she has worked alongside arranger Iain Farrington to interweave beloved Peppa Pig songs into classics by Beethoven and others, including Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Grieg.
Jane says “Orchestras are sometimes seen as inaccessible for young audiences. Breaking that down is incredibly rewarding – and playing Muddy Puddles alongside Mozart is amazing fun. The Peppa Pig audience is mostly under five, so that ‘Wow’ experience is really important. If you can reach them through a character they know and love, it’s a golden opportunity”
We can’t wait to check it out. Book your tickets here now.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall 9 & 10 Feb 2020
DUNDEE, Whitehall Theatre 11 Feb 2020
EDINBURGH, Usher Hall 12 Feb 2020
BIRMINGHAM, Birmingham Town Hall 15 & 16 Feb 2020
LEEDS, Leeds Town Hall 18 Feb 2020
BRIGHTON, The Dome Concert Hall 9 April 2020
MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall 11 & 13 April 2020
LONDON, Queen Elizabeth Hall 14 & 15 April 2020 AND 30 & 31 May 2020
BRISTOL, St George’s Hall, 25 May 2020
CARDIFF, St David’s Hall 27 & 28 May 2020
*Photo Credits Dan Tsantilis
*Concierge Angel is invited as a complementary guest to Peppa Pig’s First Concert