One of the most popular pre-school shows is coming to Hull for a live performance full of music and fun.
CBeebies’ favourite, Bing, is being brought to life by the team behind the acclaimed In The Night Garden Live, and will be coming to Hull New Theatre on July 21 and 22.
Ex-Royal Ballet star Will Tuckett is director, and said: “Watching audiences around the country watching Bing Live has been a wonderful experience. When people are watching something and enjoying it, it’s one of the best things imaginable.
“A little girl behind me stood on her mother’s lap the other day singing one of the songs in the show at the top of her lungs without much sense of tune or rhythm, but the look on her face and her mum’s face, and her grandpa’s, and the gusto with which she joined in, she was just totally loving it without any filter whatsoever!
“If you could take that home, that joy and energy, and pop it in a drawer so you could take it out whenever things felt a bit blue – well then you’d never have another grey day for the rest of your life.”
The show’s protagonists are animals (for the uninitiated, there are bunnies Bing, Coco and Charlie, elephant Sula, panda Pando plus their carers, Flop and Amma), with Shakespearean actor and Oscar-winner Mark Rylance voicing Flop.
The puppets are by creature creation guru Tahra Zafar , whose credits include a host of Cbeebies shows from Zingzillas to Night Garden as well as being head of costume, hair and make-up for the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing Ceremonies staged in London 2012.
Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they learn how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan.
Tickets cost from £14.50 and are available from the Hull City Hall Box Office. You can also visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk for further information.