Yesterday we hopped on the bus and headed to Cardiff to see Peppa Pig’s Adventure at New Theatre in Cardiff. Molly is a huge Peppa fan, and well I kinda wonder who isn’t?! Peppa Pig is one of those shows that draws you in, makes you fall in love and gets you singing The Bing Bong Song and jumping in muddy puddles!
Peppa Pig’s Adventure at New Theatre
As usual the theatre was buzzing with lots of excited children. We collected our tickets and made our way up the grand staircase to find our seats. I always love the buzz in the theatre at family shows, it’s also great because it means the children can actually be children. Their whoops of excitement are welcomed greatly; instead there’s a great sense of feeling comfortable in the hubbub of all the happy children.
The show began teasing us, with Peppa hiding from her friends. Everyone loved joining in with ‘There she is!’ and when Peppa finally appeared on stage all the children went crazy!
I loved the use of puppetry for the children and costume for the adults; it was very inventive and imaginative. The puppeteers did am amazing job of manoeuvring around the stage, moving the puppets and creating the characters with their voices.
I really liked how the story worked, easing us into their world in the first half before heading on the camping trip in the second. I really enjoyed the simple yet clever use of the set and props. In particular I loved the night scene with the use of skillful movement and magical music we were drawn into a nigh time scene with beautiful dreams and stars.
The music added a lovely element to the show, especially when we were all encouraged to join in with The Bing Bong Song. It was fab seeing Molly enjoy the performance as well as making friends with two children in the row behind; it was such a lovely experience for her.
We had a thoroughly wonderful time watching the performance as a family and I’d highly recommend this show!
Peppa Pig is running at New Theatre from 25th-26th October 2017 and tickets start from £11.50.
Disclosure: I received tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.