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New live-action adventure ‘Peppa Pig Live in South Africa’ brings hit TV series to life in SA theatre tour starting March 2018
More fun than a muddy puddle! Entertainment One’s phenomenally successful preschool TV show, Peppa Pig, will move from the small screen to the theatre stage in South Africa next year as “Peppa Pig Live in South Africa” begins its much-anticipated tour.
Marking the first ever nationwide stage show tour for Peppa and friends, “Peppa Pig Live in South Africa” will open in Johannesburg at Emperor’s Palace on 29 March and run until 2 April 2018. The show will then visit Cape Town’s International Convention Centre from 6 to 8 April 2018 before heading to The Playhouse Company, Durban from 20 – 22 April 2018. The second leg of the tour takes place in June/July 2018 with stopovers at the Port Elizabeth Opera House from 22 – 24 June 2018 followed by Pretoria.
General public ticket sales, as well as exclusive VIP packages that include a meet and greet are on sale at Computicket.
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“Peppa Pig Live in South Africa” is an action-packed rollicking stage show, based on the award-winning television series (broadcast locally on E-TV and DSTV) especially designed to give young fans an unforgettable first live theatre experience. A fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long, the live stage show will have fans laughing, cheering and dancing – just like Peppa!
“Peppa Pig is one of the most loved characters by pre-schoolers and their families here in South Africa,” says Chad Findlay, the show’s Creative Director. “This one-of-a-kind stage show – with incredible life-sized puppets and beautifully costumed characters – brings Peppa Pig to life in a whole new way for South African audiences.”
“We’re so excited for local fans to experience Peppa Pig Live in South Africa,” said Ami Dieckman, Head of International Licensing at Entertainment One Family. “We can’t wait to bring Peppa and all her friends to SA for the first time in this incredible live production. Fans around the country will be dancing, singing and of course jumping in muddy puddles.”
Peppa Pig is quite literally taking over the world! From the Peppa Pig World theme park attraction in England to becoming the number one television show for kids aged two to five years, the brand’s core values of family, friends, imagination & kindness, have helped earn Peppa legions of fans amongst parents and children alike. Peppa’s previous live shows have taken her around the world – from breaking records in London's West End to sell-out tours across USA, Europe, Australia & New Zealand.
Parents rave: “Peppa is part of our family and watching my two-year-old daughter laughing, shouting and cheering throughout says it all!”
Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in a fantastic adventure filled with buckets of surprises and plenty of muddy puddles! For more information about the show, visit www.peppapiglive.co.za or stay in touch via social media. Make it a big day out, don’t miss Peppa Pig LIVE! #PeppaPigLiveSA
Tickets priced from R199 are available from Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre. Special discounted family packages are available. A limited number of exclusive VIP Meet & Greet packages are available for the ultimate Peppa Pig Live experience, for those wanting to meet Peppa after the show!
PEPPA PIG BY THE NUMBERS:
1 million – number of people in the UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand who have seen
one of Peppa Pig's previous live stage shows
180 – number of countries in which the hit TV series is broadcast
40 – number of languages the TV series has been translated into
35 – number of weekly broadcasts on E-TV & DSTV in South Africa
8 million – total UK DVD sales
75 million – Peppa’s Fun Day Out view count on YouTube
1 – Number One preschool property across all categories
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
About EFX International
EFX International is South Africa’s leading specialist production company in the area of magic, illusion & live family entertainment. With over a decade in the local and international entertainment arena, EFX International has produced numerous theatrical illusion shows, specialist seminars and family events both locally & abroad. From the Sun City Superbowl in Johannesburg to The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, EFX International creates imaginative entertainment for audiences worldwide.