In the Night Garden is about to be in your back garden…
Yes, my name is IgglePiggle. But I also go by Mum, Mumma and Sophia!
I’ve become a fan of In the Night Garden over the past few months. That crucial 6.20pm slot in the evening, pre-bathtime, post-nursery fills a crucial entertainment and wind-down spot. So, I leapt with excitement when I found out the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show had been made into a theatre performance.
Last year we went to see The Gruffalo live, and although a bit young, Boo was positively mesmerized by the characters and buzz from other children.
This summer has been a bit of a wash-out, so In the Night Garden Live coming to London was a highly anticipated day out. And regardless of sun or rain, it’s held in a ‘showdome’ – think of it like a bouncy castle, so the weather can’t ruin it.
There are two shows to choose from – The Pinky Ponk Show and The Ninky Nonk show, each crazy charming performance lasting an hour. I was excited because I knew Boo would love it, but wasn’t quite sure I could deal with the ear-piercing screeches of other children. I was going to be tested!
Great family fun
Turns out, the show is great fun for all the family. My son is 1.5 years old and probably the youngest that I’d recommend, as it’s hard to keep their attention for that long. He brought his little Iggle Piggle toy, which he won’t leave home without these days! And, mark my words, you will be joining the hundreds of other Mums and Dads singing ‘I’m the only Upsy One’ before you even know it!
The environment is well thought out for families, and there’s lots of merch on sale, along with a photo opportunity with the characters for £15.
The performance echos the TV show very closely, with projections, great performers, and of course life size Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Maka Pakka to bring the magic of TV to life in front of you.
Tickets are available…
Tickets are very reasonably priced (from £12.50) and for a full hour you’re immersed in the crazy world of the Night Garden characters, it does not disappoint. The kids laugh, the parents coo and by the end of it you’re all on the journey together, kids and grown up’s alike.
In the Night Garden Live, takes place on the following dates:
Blackheath, LONDON: 26 May – 11 June
Richmond Old Deer Park, LONDON: 18 June – 2 July
Cannon Hill Park, BIRMINGHAM: 9 – 23 July
intu Trafford Centre, MANCHESTER: 30 July – 20 August
Tickets start from and available from www.NightGardenLive.com
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