Today I took Lydia to see Peppa Pig Live at Newcastle Theatre Royal. She is (obviously) a huge Peppa fan so as soon as I told her we were going, I was asked every day if we could go yet.
We arrived at the box office around 45 minutes before the show – box office staff were lovely. Of course Lydia had spotted the flashy lights that almost every child had while we were queuing so we went to investigate the merchandise stall. I was pleasantly surprised at the merchandise, we paid £9 for a light – which isn’t bad considering some other shows we have been to and it seems quite good quality. Last time we were at the circus we paid £5 and it was broke by the time we got home. We also got a programme which was £5. Other merchandise I saw were bags, teddies, CDs, musical instruments and t-shirts.
We then went to find our seats we were in the grand circle and I couldn’t fault the seats at all – fantastic view! Lydia flicked through her programme while waiting for the show. It was packed with fun activities, puzzles, pictures from the show and the lyrics of some of the songs played.
And then.. the magic began 😂 Lydia’s face as soon as the iconic Peppa Pig tune started and the curtain lifted was priceless! She was quick to notice Peppa was missing from the stage which was one of the first parts of interaction from the audience, everyone looking for Peppa. The full show was very much like what you see on TV with the addition of the Daisy, Peppa’s human friend. Daisy kept the interaction going with the audience through the full show and was great to watch. With simple dances, popular nursery rhymes, new songs and of course the bing bong song everyone was joining in and having an amazing time.
The only bad part? The end! Lydia asked to see it again as soon as it ended and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. We’ve took Lydia to a few shows in the past but I think this is the first one she will really remember and I’m so pleased it was such a positive experience. We have had a great day together and some lovely memories made.
George cried real tears, we all got soaked by splashing muddy puddles, we laughed, we sang, we danced, we had a blast!
If you are near Newcastle tomorrow is the last day to get your little one to the show, there are still tickets available. There are also upcoming shows in Hoddeson, Coventry, Hull, Northampton, Mansfield, Reading, Norwich, Swansea, Hayes, Preston, Bromley, Gravesend, Loughborough, Stevenage, Basingstoke, Eastbourne, Chesterfield, Radlett, Woking, Dunfermline, Malvern and Wellingborough.
Follow the link for tickets: http://www.peppapiglive.com/tour.php
and if you in the US https://www.peppapigliveus.com
Thank you to Peppa Pig Live for gifting us these tickets in exchange for our honest review.