Parents of pre-schoolers will, I’m sure, be well versed in all things Peppa Pig – and this week her latest stage show rolled into town.
For adults Peppa Pig’s Surprise, at the Lynn Corn Exchange, didn’t really offer any real surprises as such, although the formulaic fun we’ve all come to know and love (or loathe – depending on your stance) was brought to life from Daddy Pig’s big tummy,
George’s tears to a rousing rendition of the Bing Bong song.
There were new characters too – with the addition of Red Monkey, who features in Peppa and George’s bedtime story, magically coming to life to show off his impressive dancing skills.
This year’s scenery and special effects were more adventurous than previous tours too and we were treated to scenes on the beach, in the family’s car as well as a very bubbly bath time.
I don’t want to give too much away but the story centres around a surprise trip to the beach for Peppa and her family and friends – including Daisy the only human character - which borrows some extracts from previously aired TV episodes.
There were plenty of fun and games to entertain both old and young – including Peppa’s favourite of jumping in muddy puddles – plus lots of singing and dancing, where the audience was urged to get up on their feet and join in.
Did the little piggy win us over – well, of course she did. What was there not to like?
After the show I asked my three-year-old what his favourite bit was, to which he replied ‘All of it’ – well you can’t ask for more than that, can you? Oink!
By Kate Chapman