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Curtain Call: A magical kingdom that may be little but is big on fun and frolics

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It might feel like we’ve only just got Christmas out of the way, but if you’re already thinking about what to do with the little ones at half term, how about a trip to the Little Kingdom?

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, where as you would imagine everyone is very very small, is home to Princess Holly and her best friend Ben Elf.

In their first ever stage show, Ben and Holly invite pre-schoolers to join them on a brand new adventure.

Princess Holly is a fairy who is still learning how to do magic, so her spells sometimes go wrong, but with the help of the children in the audience she might be able to get them right.

Elves like Ben don’t do magic, but they are very good at making things.

In this exciting new musical, Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston clean up his messy cave, then they go on a trip to The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum; and still have time to plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood.

Just beware of your little ones trying to recreate the jelly scene at home.

The TV animation version of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is BAFTA-award-winning, and this new stage show comes from the makers of the hugely successful Peppa Pig theatre tours.

Richard Lewis adapted the TV animation for the stage and also directs –he adapted and directed Peppa Pig, and the composer is the highly talented Mani Svavarsson, who was also part of the creative team on the two Peppa Pig stage tours.

It’s a beautiful story full of elves, princesses and childhood innocence and is bound to capture everyone’s imaginations.

At Milton Keynes Theatre on February 19 and 20. For tickets call the box office on 0844 871 7652 or the groups hotline 01908 547609, or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes.

 

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